Ah, ah, ah, ah, staying alive, staying alive!
Earlier this month, an Arizona man saved an unconscious woman by using CPR, a move he learned from the most unlikely source: The Office.
In one scene from the NBC comedy series, a first aid trainer tells Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) and the others that they should perform CPR to the tune of the Bee Gees’ hit Stayin’ Alive.
“What popped into Scott’s head was an episode of the television show “The Office” in which character Michael Scott (actor Steve Carell) sings the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” while doing chest compressions on a dummy.”https://t.co/qWHVU3hdAk pic.twitter.com/2TocxG4c12
— Hamza Shaban (@hshaban) January 26, 2019
So that’s what 21-year-old Cross Scott – who ironically shares the same last name as Carell’s character – did.
He was driving past a white sedan when he noticed it had its hazard lights on. He pulled over to see if he could help, only to discover that the woman inside was unresponsive. Unable to open the locked doors, he smashed the car window with a rock, then proceeded to resuscitate her.
“I’ve never prepared myself for CPR in my life,” said Scott. “I had no idea what I was doing.”
A woman’s life was saved because a bystander remembered how to do CPR thanks to this scene from The Office.
RT to quite literally save a life. pic.twitter.com/4fRFURGLEL
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 29, 2019
Thankfully, having seen the aforementioned The Office episode, he sang Stayin’ Alive out loud as he performed chest compressions on the woman, whose face had already turned blue from a lack of oxygen.
After 60 seconds, the woman started breathing again. Other motorists who also stopped to help called paramedics, who said that Scott’s actions saved the patient’s life. The woman was released from the hospital a day later.
Whew! It’s a good thing Scott managed to save her life – or else Dwight might have swooped in to harvest her face and organs.
Via Rolling Stone