A small-sized hero revealed himself when a two-year-old boy from Utah saw his twin brother got caught under a fallen dresser. Bowdy Shoff saved his brother Brock when a double drawer dresser fell on the latter toddler. Bowdy’s heroic act was caught on the surveillance video in their bedroom and was posted on Facebook, the Daily Mail reports.
Ricky Shoff, the twins’ father, shared the video on Facebook and said, “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.”
Kimberly Amato, whose three-year-old Megan was killed from the same accident in 2004, saw the video and shared to the Daily Mail her comments:
“My initial thought was it's a miracle that Brock survived and was not seriously injured. He was one of the lucky ones and that should in NO way give parents a false sense of security thinking a child can always survive a dresser tip-over. “
“Although it was an amazing demonstration of twinship [sic] and resourceful brotherly love, it could have ended up being much more tragic, especially if that child had been alone.”
“The brother attempting to move the dresser also could have moved it the wrong way and caused the one under the dresser to become more injured, or, he could have become a victim, too.”
“My second reaction was that obviously, if the dresser were anchored to the wall, it would not have happened at all. It demonstrates how quickly a dresser can fall, and why it's so important to anchor furniture to the wall.”
“My third reaction was that it is a beautiful demonstration of how kids climb dressers and shelves, and again, why you have to anchor furniture to the wall. Also, the family obviously had a security camera in the room.”
“This is an excellent example of why security cameras for babies and toddlers give a false sense of security.”
Amato founded a charity that focuses on the prevention of fatal accidents involving toddlers due to falling furniture.
Last December 21, Ikea found itself in the core of alarmingly numerous accidents involving its now-discontinued Malm drawer collection as it had fallen on babies and killed them. The company had to pay $50 million in a lawsuit.
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