Devastated Andriej Ivanov, 26, wanted to end it all when his fiancee died in a car crash the day before their wedding by jumping from the bridge in Ufa, central Russia.
But when he got there he found tragic Maria Petrova, 21, climbing the railings after being thrown out and disowned by her parents for becoming pregnant.
Andriej pulled her back from the brink just seconds away as she was about to jump more than 100 ft into
the icy Belaya River.
“Something in my heart snapped and I couldn’t let her do it no matter how broken my own heart was.
“I shouted, ‘Stop’ and ran over to her. She fell into my arms sobbing and I began crying too. We held each other and talked, and talked and talked. That night saved my life – and hers,” said Andriej.
The couple talked into the night and agreed to help each other mend their broken hearts.
Now they plan to get married after telling their families of their amazing escapes from death.
“He is my knight and my saviour,” said Maria.
“All that pain was worthwhile because it led me to my Andriej,” she added.