Witnesses say an emotionally disturbed man had to be rescued from the subway tracks just after rush hour at the 149th Grand Concourse Station.
Eyewitness video shows the New Yorkers coming together to get the man off the track, whether he wanted the help or not.
One stranger struggled to get the man onto the platform until two arriving officers lent a hand and they all yanked him to safety.
Another good Samaritan stood on the active tracks to flag an oncoming train to stop.
The crowd cheered as the man was pulled to safety.
The man was taken to be evaluated, but police expect him to be OK.