As anyone who has ever taken a visit to the Dunder Mifflin offices in Scranton, Pennsylvania, will tell you – laughter is often the best medicine.
One man from Arizona found himself in the unlikely situation of applying a life lesson taken from The Office ran by the man that once said, ‘Yes, it is true. I, Michael Scott, am signing up with an online dating service. Thousands of people have done it, and I am going to do it. I need a username. And I have a great one. Little Kid Lover. That way people will know exactly where my priorities are at.’
Cross Scott came to the rescue when he saw a driver slumped over the wheel of her car.
The 21-year-old raced over to the vehicle and smashed through the window so he could get to the woman whose lips had already began to turn blue.
Without any training in first aid, Cross recalled the episode of The Office where Michael Scott performs CPR on a dummy to the tune of the Bee Gee’s Stayin’ Alive.
At 103 beats per minute, the number one song from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack is said to be the right tempo for performing chest compressions.
Within a minute of Cross’s Office/Bee Gees inspired CPR, the woman began breathing again, before throwing up and going to hospital where she made her recovery.
Cross told LADbible how he still doesn’t know how to perform CPR properly, but that the show had helped him get the right rhythm.
I still have no idea how to do CPR – all The Office gave me was a song tempo to go to.
Despite Cross’s lack of first aid knowledge, paramedics reportedly told him the woman – later identified by local media as being named Claire – might have been in a worse state had he not intervened.
Cross said he couldn’t take all credit, adding that two other women came to Claire’s aid and called 911.
Picking up on the news, Rainn Wilson (aka Dwight Schrute) asked an important question:
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Tim Horner is a sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated with a BA Journalism from University College Falmouth before most his colleagues were born. A previous editor of adult mags, he now enjoys bringing the tone down in the viral news sector.