When a teenager learned that her boyfriend was a married love rat with a child, she was so distraught that she threw herself out of a third-floor window.
But fortunately, quick-thinking firefighters set up a massive air cushion – and when the 19-year-old landed, she escaped injury.
The drama was captured on camera in Hangzhou, capital of eastern China's Zhejiang Province.
The teenager threatened to launch herself from the building after discovering her partner had a wife and a ten year old child.
She clambered out onto a metal pole and threatened to jump. It is unclear whether the woman had intended to reach the pillow or if she had launched a genuine attempt on her life.
The air cushion measures roughly 6 metres by 7.5 metres and 2.75 metres high, and is capable of absorbing the shock of a body falling from 10 floors. From June 2005 to May 2012 an average of 17 emergency incidents a month across China required cushions, which can be inflated in a minute.