A woman from Chongqing, China broke a window to rescue her husband’s toys amid flash floods that ravaged their home.
A video circulated around the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, which shows how the woman held the toys as she rode an inflatable raft.
Another video shows being filled with boxes of the figurines, which seemed to be a Mobile Suit Gundam collection.
The husband said he did not save the precious toys himself because he does not know how to swim.
Another person explained, “According to the water level warning line issued by the community, they thought it would not flood the second floor, but the water level rose. He can’t swim.”
As a long-distance swimmer and a Gundam enthusiast herself, the woman took it upon herself to assess the situation first before deciding to save the collection.
“His wife swims across the Yangtze River and assessed that the risk of stagnant water is not high and she has a life jacket, so she decided to save Gundam.”
The woman climbed on an inflatable raft and paddled back to their apartment, with the help of her dog, Oreo.
She then smashed through the windows to hoist herself up to the second floor of their apartment, retrieved all the boxes of the precious Gundam figures, and paddled back to where her husband is waiting.
“I will never let you down in this life,” the husband captioned on the video he shared, displaying his gratitude to his wife’s actions.
Each Gundam collectible action figure costs around £20 – £30 ($30 – $40), and judging from the video shared, the husband seemed to have invested heavily on his collection.
The Southern part of China, including Chongqing, has been facing massive floods since early June this year.
Some of the Chinese authorities say that this year’s flash flood is the worst in the country since 1998.