The video we’re about to share got some pretty serious “woooooaaaahhhs” in the MFM office today.
There’s some major agility, speed and strength going on there. Not to mention the pesky thought of ‘What if?’
So, what exactly happened?
Mum-of-5 Tila Levi, from Florida, was trying to get her kids to bed while at the same time changing her littlest’s nappy when she turned her back for a second and whooosh – he was rolling off the side of the changer.
Now, before anyone gets their judgy pants on and says it shouldn’t have happened in the first place (we know you weren’t going to, don’t worry ?) – what we can tell you is the family has now shared the video as a reminder to others that you really need to watch your baby at all times.
Especially when they’re at that age where one day they’re not doing something – eg, rolling over – and the next day – they totally are.
Anyway, here’s the video (captured on surveillance footage). The catch is truly INCREDIBLE ?
Tila told local news station WSVN that at first she blamed herself for what had happened but then:
“I realised that, really, it was a miracle. I must have done something right to have been deserving of this little guy, running in at the right time and catching him at the right moment.”
And 9-year-old Joseph, who made the stunning save – and who, strangely, Tila says can’t normally carry the 11-month-old baby – said:
“I would have never caught him, and I can’t run that fast, so I felt like something came and just pushed me forward. And when that happened, I just ran and caught him.”
Tila calls Joseph her “hero” and thinks there was some divine intervention involved – but she’s also had a stiff reminder of being vigilant at all times round your bubbas, noting: “I think that all of our lives could change in a second.”
So, so true. Well done Joseph, what a great thing you did for your little brother ?