A heroic two-year-old has been filmed saving his twin brother’s life after he was trapped under a dresser.
The clip shows little Bowdy somehow lifting the heavy furniture off his brother, Brock.
At first, Bowdy attemps to push the shelf off Brock from behind, to no avail. He then goes around to the side where Brock is trapped and, with strength that hardly seems possible for a two-year-old, lifts the shelf high enough for Brock to wiggle out.
(In case you’re wondering, the footage was shot by a webcam monitor in the twins’ room, not by some adult who was just watching all of this happen.)
The boys’ father, Ricky Shoff from Utah, posted the video online.
“I’ve been a little hesitant to post this,” Mr Shoff wrote on Facebook. “But I feel it’s not only to bring awareness, but 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.”
NBC News reports that both boys were taken to a pediatrician after their parents saw the footage, and have been given a clean bill of health.
The dresser is made by Ikea, which agreed to pay $50 million just last month to the families of three children who were killed when their dressers tipped over and crushed them.
The dresser came with wall anchors, but the Shoffs had not bothered to install then, thinking they didn’t need them.
“I think we’ve made a big impact on people wanting to secure their dressers,” Kayli Shoff told NBC News. “You need to tie your dresser down today because honestly, if you wait a day or two, you’re just not going to get it done.”