Savior Siblings: When Kid Heroes Come to the Rescue
Think siblings and usually rivalry comes to mind. But sibling bonds are really some of the deepest there are.
Generally, siblings know each other better than anyone one else. They share common interests and often a common language all their own. They play together, learn together, and look out for each other. You count on siblings to come to the rescue...whether you're in need of a laugh or a hug. And sometimes, for way more than that!
Who can forget 2-year-old Bowdy Shoff heroically saving his brother Brock's life? The kids were playing in an empty chest of drawers, when it crashed down on top of both of them. Bowdy wasn’t pinned, but Brock couldn’t move at all. Bowdy tries to pull his brother free, but that doesn’t work. Then he attempts to push the dresser, without success. Finally, he lifts it and manages to get Brock out of that dangerous situation. While the boys weren't seriously hurt, the viral video served as a great wakeup call: Parents Ricky Kayli Shoff have since bolted the twins’ dresser to the wall.
Seeing something like this makes you wonder not only how Bowdy found the presence of mind to save his brother all by himself, but where the tot summed the physical strength. It’s nothing short of miraculous.
When stay-at-home-mom mom Tila Levy was changing her 11-month-old baby boy Eitan at home in Bal Harbour, Florida, she turned her back just a split second – but that’s all it took for the infant to roll over and topple from the table. It’s all caught on video. From out of nowhere, 9-year-old Joseph dashes into action and catches his baby brother in his arms just a fraction from the hardwood floor.
“I just ran, and I caught him. I don’t know how, because I can’t even carry him,” says Joseph. “I don’t know how it happened, because I can’t even run that fast, either.”
Little girls can be just as heroic as their male counterparts. Five-year-old Lexi Shymanski saved her 10-week-old baby brother Peter and mom Angela after a car crash.
Angela was behind the wheel, driving home to Prince George, B.C., with her son and daughter. A lullaby played in the car, lulling not just the kids to sleep. Angela nodded off, and the SUV slipped off the road, careening down a 40-foot embankment and hitting a tree, back wheels suspended in the air. Everyone was hurt. Angela’s back was broken and she was unconscious, so Lexi, who suffered soft-tissue damage, was the only one who could go for help. The frightened 5-year-old walked barefoot up the steep hill and to the road, where she flagged down a passing motorist who called 911.
There are so many wonderful stories of inspiring pint-sized heroes who have more courage and smarts than many adults! We found this roundup video that highlights some of the youngest, bravest champs:
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