In an unlikely new role for the beloved mid-2000s sitcom,'The Office' can now be credited as a literal lifesaver.
Cross Scott jumped into action once he noticed a woman (whom local newspapers have identified solely as "Clara") was unconscious behind the wheel of her car. Adrenaline took hold and he got her out by smashing her window with a rock.
Upon noticing the woman was not breathing, he began doing CPR--with chest compressions to the rhythm of "Staying Alive."
The Office CPR Complete scene. www.youtube.com
Scott only says he was able to execute the life-saving maneuver because he recalled the episode of The Office above.
“At first I was afraid, I was petrified.” #TheOffice @theofficenbc https://t.co/nZNgIp5PLF— Jeremy Mathsen (@Jeremy Mathsen)1548367258.0
Reportedly, as he was doing the chest compressions, he actually sang the words to "Staying Alive" aloud.
At some point (likely around "I'm goin' nowhere, somebody help me," in the song) the paramedics showed up to take Clara to the hospital.
The paramedics thanked Scott for performing CPR, as she may have been in worse condition by the time they got there without it.
The Office caught on to the fact that they are now lifesavers.
Our impact. https://t.co/n5Ie1xkYjN— The Office (@The Office)1548373775.0
And everybody is taking notice.
@theofficenbc @Geezlos Michael Scott: “he learned it from me. Does that mean I saved her life? Yes. Yes it does”… https://t.co/jZr3xXFS5O— Elz (@Elz)1548385303.0
@theofficenbc The fact that the hero's last name is SCOTT makes this even more awesome! https://t.co/IU79lTGjS9— 💜🐯 태태 🐯💜 (@💜🐯 태태 🐯💜)1548374414.0
@theofficenbc @MatthewDuell Ah ah ah ah staying alive staying alive 🕺— Angelito (@Angelito)1548413531.0
@andrewjordan021 @theofficenbc The episode inspired me to become a nurse 😉— kimberly. (@kimberly.)1548517214.0
@Nick_Butera @theofficenbc Today the office is going to save lives https://t.co/HFqUJhBwGA— JM (@JM)1548458907.0
@theofficenbc @InnerVisionsG https://t.co/yFWn7KRrjx— Jesse 🐺⚔ (@Jesse 🐺⚔)1548408548.0
Apparently, the episode is actually used to train EMTs and CPR/AED certification seekers:
@theofficenbc Lmao they deadass played this episode in my emt class— Keyli (@Keyli)1548394371.0
Saving a life to the beat of 'Staying Alive' www.youtube.com
So, The Office really knows what it's talking about!
@theofficenbc https://t.co/yofoalZcDC— ⭐️Starhacker597⭐️ (@⭐️Starhacker597⭐️)1548373866.0
@theofficenbc @trouxonas https://t.co/3iiaBmHpuL— dhani (@dhani)1548374573.0
@theofficenbc https://t.co/iTbbEOI8nd— Kelly (@Kelly)1548373933.0
@theofficenbc The office saves lives people— Dominic J Signorelli (@Dominic J Signorelli)1548445611.0
Cross Scott, 21, is the lead technician at Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care in Tucson, Arizona, and was on his way to work when the incident occurred.
After the incident, Scott went to the hospital to check on Clara and see how she was doing, only to find she'd already been released.
"All I could think about was picturing her face," Scott said. "I had to make sure she was OK. That's the only reason why I went to the hospital."
"I imagine, what if that was my sister on the side of the road or my mom on the side of the road? Unfortunately my mom isn't here to see that, but it's mainly for her. To be honest, it's all for her."
@theofficenbc @abbeymewmaw “and Scott knew exactly what to do.. but in a much more real sense, he had no idea what to do”— Tony (@Tony)1548429016.0
@theofficenbc More than just a TV show!— Trek Rundle (@Trek Rundle)1548545191.0
@theofficenbc Except its "Ah ah ah ah stayin' alive"— Karine Da Silva (@Karine Da Silva)1548488601.0
@theofficenbc @RorschachXO Think how many more lives could be saved if @SteveCarell would sign on 4 a revival— 🏀DTM_🔛Point_Sports🏀 (@🏀DTM_🔛Point_Sports🏀)1548444781.0
We're looking forward to seeing what other functions The Office may serve, and whose lives they may save.