21-Year-Old Man Who Learned CPR from an Episode of “The Office” Saves Woman’s Life

People who say you can’t learn anything from sitting in front of a TV are about to be proved wrong. Very wrong.  

It was a day that started out just like any other day at work. A young man named Cross Scott from Arizona was working as an auto shop technician and had just set out to test drive a customer’s car.While driving, he came up on a pulled-over vehicle with its hazards on, so in an effort to help, he pulled over to the car and looked inside. The driver was slumped over the steering wheel unresponsive and Cross said her lips were blue.

Cross had left his cell phone back at the shop, so he had no choice but to spring into action himself. After trying to wake the woman up by pounding on the window, he eventually smashed it with a rock and unlocked the door. 

He first checked the woman for a pulse, but couldn’t find one. He knew CPR was the answer. The thing is, Cross is only 21. He dropped out of high school and while he’s currently getting his diploma, he had absolutely no medical background or training at all. 

But he began performing CPR anyway. Where did he learn CPR from, you wonder? An episode of The Office. That’s right, that floofy comedy that follows the humorous everyday lives of office employees in the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

It’s a show people watch to get some laughs, not necessarily to learn anything about how to save a life. But fortunately, there was one episode of the show that depicted a CPR scene. 

“I’ve never prepared myself for CPR in my life,” Cross said. “I had no idea what I was doing.”And yet, Cross recalled from the episode that chest compressions should occur to the same tempo as the song “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. So as he began to perform CPR, he sang out loud, “Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.”

And alive the woman stayed. Only about a minute into it, the woman began to breathe.Think Cross is making the whole thing up? Not a chance. The woman had actually called her daughter before she passed out, and she was still on the line. They later learned she heard the whole thing go down.It’s a good thing Cross caught that episode of the The Office. When the professionals showed up after a few passerbys pulled over and called 911, one told Cross that if it weren’t for his quick actions, the woman could’ve potentially died. 

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Can you believe this story? Do you know anyone who earned how to successfully perform CPR from watching TV?