Everday superheros come in all shapes and sizes – just ask the parents of this two-year-old.
While toddler Brock Shoff was playing in his bedroom, a dresser fell onto him as his twin brother Bowdy watched on.
What followed was an impressive feat of calm and composed action – and impressive strength – from the pint-sized hero.
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…
The video, posted by Dad Ricky Shoff on Facebook and captured by a bedroom security camera, starts with Brock already trapped under the dresser.
As he shifts around, the pressure on his ribcage becomes worringly obvious.
After his brother tries to lift the dresser from varying angles, he is eventually freed as Brock pushes the dresser off of him.
Thanks to the two-year-old’s actions, this accident wasn’t deadly. On average, 26 children are killed every year by furniture and television tip-overs – about one every two weeks.
The twins’ father, Ricky, wrote:
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.
Shoff told KCPQ he and his wife were upstairs and didn’t hear the dresser fall.
He said his wife came back downstairs a few minutes later and saw the dresser on the floor, but thankfully, the boys were fine – thanks to Brock.
What a hero.