In the video footage he was joined by another bystander, and both threw up their arms in anticipation of the child's fall. Finally the infant tumbled down into the pair's arms. Some reports on the incident Sunday have said he was a one-year-old looking for his mother.
"I didn't think too much at the time. I was just afraid of failing to catch him," local media quoted the first man, surnamed Li, as saying. The video has created a storm on social media worldwide, with thousands posting comments.
"Wow... that is what I call nice catch! That guy is a hero!" wrote one YouTube user.
Watch video: Man catches falling baby