A miraculous video showing a toddler rescuing his twin brother from underneath a fallen dresser is making its way around the Internet as a warning to parents about the dangers of unsecured furniture.
Ricky and Kayli Shoff from Orem, UT, revealed that their sons, two-year-old Brock and Bowdy were playing in their room early one morning when Brock attempted to climb in one of their dresser’s draws, causing it to topple on top of him. In a video captured on the couple’s home surveillance system, Bowdy can be seen trying for almost two minutes to free his sibling before succeeding in pushing the piece of furniture off of the tot.
When posting the footage on Facebook, Ricky 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.”
He also explained to CNN, "Our house is very childproof. We are really cautious about all this stuff, so it never really crossed our minds that something like this could happen. We didn't hear anything. We normally hear them throwing their toys — they are super mischievous.”
When Kayli woke up and checked the surveillance camera, she immediately went to check on the boys after noticing the overturned dresser, but “there wasn’t a scratch” on either of them. "It's kind of a miracle. It's something really special, to see how Bowdy helped Brock,” Ricky shared.
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The dresser was allegedly manufactured by Ikea, who made headlines last month for paying $50 million to the families of three boys killed by its Malm line of dressers.
We’re just happy to hear that Brock and Bowdy are doing okay!