Heroes really do come in all shapes and sizes.
A five-year-old boy from Colorado recently found his mother laying down in an unresponsive state. Most kids would probably freak out or panic over what to do, but this preschooler kept his cool and dialed 911.
“Umm mom is…I don’t know what mom is doing but I need someone’s help,” the boy began. “Yeah, she’s sleeping but…she just opened her eyes and she never answered me.”
Pretty scary, right? The boy’s mother had just gone into diabetic shock. There were no other adults in the house, and the clock was ticking.
The dispatcher quickly told the boy to go into his mother’s room (which he adorably demonstrates in the video above) and yell her name, to see if she would respond.
“[My son] did it at the perfect time, because if he would’ve waited I could’ve had seizures,” his mother said.
Dialing 911 wasn’t easy for the boy, either. He has arthoropyosis along with clubbed hands and feet, making it difficult to strike individual keys on a phone, especially in a high-adrenaline scenario like this.
“I said ‘you used your superpowers’ and he told me ‘yeah my superpower is love,'” his mother said.
For tips on how to teach your kids the ins and outs of dialing 911, check out this video from the Toronto Police: