Incredible moment a 2-year-old boy saves his twin from being crushed beneath a fallen dresser


Heroes come in all shapes and sizes – including extra small, as a two-year-old Utah boy discovered when his twin brother rescued him from a fallen dresser. Toddler Brock Shoff was playing in his bedroom when a dresser tipped over onto him as his brother Bowdy – and the home’s surveillance cameras – looked on. What followed was an impressive feat of cool-headed action – and impressive strength – from the pint-sized superhero.

Trapped: Toddler Brock Shoff (pictured on left) was filmed trapped under a dresser in his Utah bedroom after it fell on him while playing, but brother Bowdy (right) was on hand to free him

But the incident highlights concerns over the safety of children and the dangers of tall furniture. The video, posted on Facebook Sunday by the kids’ parents as a warning of the dangers of tipping dressers, starts with Brock already trapped and crying under the corner of the heavy dresser. As the boy shifts around, the pressure on his ribcage is terrifyingly obvious. And with mom Kayli upstairs for just a moment, there are no adults around to help.

Kayli Oliverson Shoff and her husband Ricky Shoff (right) with one of their sons

But Bowdy doesn’t need adults. He calmly walks around the dresser, trying to figure out how to help his trapped twin, before coming up with a plan. At first, he tries to lift it up with his bare hands – but it’s just too heavy. Then he tries pushing it – and the item of furniture slowly but surely begins to move.

Freed: Bowdy then figures out how to push the dresser off his twin, freeing him. Both boys were fine, said their mom, who had stepped out for only a moment

Brock, meanwhile, is able to roll out from underneath, revealing that the jammed-open drawers of the dresser have taken some of the weight off his body. The fallen boy cries as his brother turns to him and the video ends, but according to Kayli both boys were recovered and playing together when she came back to the room. She didn’t hear the dresser falling or her son crying, she told the station.

Kayli Oliverson Shoff, who had to defend the publication of the video online, with one of her sons 

Dad Ricky posted the video to Facebook with a message.

‘I’ve been a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it’s not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible,’ he wrote. ‘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.’Falling furniture is highly dangerous to children.



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