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A little girl and her mother were getting on the escalator in front of me. After I was on I was watching the girl, who was having trouble. I ran back down and pressed the stop button, the mother gathered the girl, I picked up the things she dropped and continued up the now stopped escalator.

As I was leaving another woman who had helped the mother said, "Thanks for helping that woman. I wouldn't have known what to do."

WTF? Are big red buttons that complicated?

Edit: The girl fell backwards from about the second step, so I pushed the button. She's OK, but scared $hitless.
 

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When my brother was 7 or 8, he would press the stop button on every escalator he could find. It didn't matter if people were on it or not. He certainly knew what the button did.
 
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