Internet cheers as a toddler saves brother – a twin at that – who becomes trapped under a fallen dresser. A 2-year-old Utah boy is seen helping his trapped twin in a recently surfaced video. Footage shows the toddler pushing the huge and heavy dresser off in an attempt to save his brother.
Parents Ricky and Kayli Shoff shared the video on Facebook, overcoming their hesitation, to make other parents aware. The proud moment could turn into a major accident had the toddler failed to push the furniture piece away.
The home’s surveillance cameras captured the footage where a dresser tipped over onto Brock. While the toddlers tried to climb on open drawers, they were little aware of the accident that was about to follow.
“I’ve been a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it’s not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible. We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share. We know Bowdy was not alone in moving the dresser off of Brock. And feel blessed that he is ok. Please make sure all your dressers are bolted and secured to the wall. Please share,” Ricky’s Facebook post read.
Toddler Saves Brother: Fasten Your Furniture To Wall
The empty dresser was not bolted and secured to the wall which leads to the accident. The video opens by showing the two brothers playing in a room and trying to climb into the drawers of the dresser.
The dresser tips over and the toddler starts crying as the other twin looks around for help. There is no adult in the room to help the kids out and Bowdy realizes his brother in trouble.
After looking around for awhile, he finally figures out how to push the dresser off. As the little one tries to get out of the dresser, the twin brother pushes the furniture off in order to save Brock.
The boys’ mother, Kayli Shoff, tells KUTV-TV that she came to know about the incident only after she watched the video. She did not hear the dresser falling as she was upstairs.
While everyone is wonder-struck after watching the video and people are applauding the toddler for saving his brother, there is a strong need to be extra cautious with kids.