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Hero toddler saves twin brother after dresser collapses on him

Two-year-old twins Brock and Bowdy Shoff are lucky to have one another during times of need.

A video has gone viral of the two-year-old’s playing in their room and climbing atop a dresser, which then collapses on Brock. Home surveillance captured the moment, as Brock lays underneath a dresser and Bowdy looks for a solution to help him. Bowdy walks across the dresser and tries to push it from multiple angles. After a couple minutes, he manages to push it off his brother.

The surveillance video is incredible, as it’s a real-life superhero moment.

For those clamoring about where the twins’ parents were, the boys’ dad Ricky Shoff told CNN they didn’t hear anything coming from the room. Ricky and wife Kayli decided to release the surveillance tape to show other parents the mistake of not bolting furniture to the wall.

“We were hesitant to post this video initially,” Ricky Shoff, the boys’ father told CNN, “but a lot of parents have probably made the same mistake that we made, (they) don’t have their furniture secure or bolted to a wall.”

“Our house is very childproof, we are really cautious about all this stuff — so it never really crossed out minds that something like this could happen,” Shoff said.

The good news here is neither twin suffered any injury. Kayli said “there wasn’t a scratch” on either of them.

I’m glad no one was hurt, but there is some nitpicking to be done. According to CNN, Ricky works at the same surveillance company that was used to capture the incident. Also, the Shoff family released two videos of the incident, which have earned thousands of dollars in ad revenue on YoutTube. I’m not suggesting the accident was staged, but the Scoff’s releasing the amazing footage might have more to do with potential earnings than warning other families.

Regardless, I’m happy to see both Bowdy and Brock are alright.

[CNN]

Liam McGuire

About Liam McGuire

Staff writer for The Comeback. I also write for Awful Announcing and Vice Sports. I previously worked for TSN Radio 1050 and TSN Analytics. Proudly born in Nova Scotia, Canada. Email --> LiamMcGuirejournalism GMAIL.com

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