2-Year-Old Saves Twin Brother From Being Crushed by a Dresser
There is no love quit like the love you have for your sibling. So much so, that you'd do anything to help them when they're in need.
One 2-year-old is going viral across the Internet after he saved his twin brother from being crushed by a falling dresser. Thanks to their parent's baby monitor, the entire situation was caught on camera. Now, the boys' parents are sharing the video to bring awareness to some of the dangers of furniture around toddlers.
Brock Shoff was playing in his bedroom with his twin brother, Bowdy, when Brock began climbing on the dresser. Before you know it, the dresser began to fall forward, trapping him underneath. He begins screaming and crying, as he was stuck underneath the massive piece of furniture. His mother, Kayli, had stepped out of the room for only a moment when the incident occurred.
The video shows that Brock was in pain as the dresser was putting pressure on his abdomen and ribcage. For a toddler, it's a lot of weight to handle. However, Bowdy comes to the rescue as he tries to figure out how to move the dresser off of his twin. He tries, at first, to lift the dresser up with his hands, but realizes it's too heavy. Then, he tries pushing it and sees that it begins to move.
He pushes it even further, which gave his brother Brock a little room to move. He is able to roll out and away from the fallen furniture, safely. According to Kayli, their mother, the boys were both okay and unharmed, as they were laughing and playing when she returned to their room.
The boys' father, Ricky, decided to post the video from the monitor on his Facebook page, to show awareness for the dangers of furniture around toddlers. He 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."
According to Daily Mail, this isn't the first incident where furniture has fallen on children. In 2004, a 3-year-old was killed by a falling dresser. And, in December, IKEA paid a family $50 million in a settlement after one of their dressers fell on all three of their toddlers.