Many people are disappointed in the media content available to today’s youth. Parents complain that modern cartoons cannot compare in quality or content to the shows they grew up in.
But apparently some of them still include important information, like a toddler from Rowley Regis, West Mids, England, recently demonstrated.
On November 12, Thomas Boffey, 3, stayed at home with his mother Kayleigh Boffey, 33.
Around 2 p.m., Thomas had an accident in the bathroom, so Kayleigh went upstairs to change his clothes.
While on the stairs, she experienced extreme pain due to hernia and enlarged spleen and fell. She fell down the stairs and almost passed out.
Thankfully, Thomas noticed and knew what he had to do. He knew where his mother’s phone was, and he took it and dialed 999.
It’s something he knows how to do thanks to a show called “Robocar POLI”, a Korean animated series featuring an ambulance, a police car and a fire truck.
“He climbed on my window sill in the living room to get my phone and he tried to call the operator,” Kayleigh said, according to Independent. “They couldn’t understand what he was doing but directed him to the police.”
It is enough: Soon first responder arrived, but they ran into another problem. The door was locked.
“My son managed to push a really heavy chair to the gate, climb over, get the key from the stroller, put the right key in the door, turn it and open the door,” the proud mother said. “I think he already knows how to do it by copying me. I always say to him, ‘Here is the key to the door.’
“The policeman said, ‘Can you open the door, little man?’ and he made it. The police came and he said, ‘Mom won’t wake up.’ It was quite shocking and scary for me, but the way they made Thomas feel was really amazing.
“They took him out straight without bothering him and said, ‘I’m totally fine.’ They don’t scare him off and keep saying, “You’re a real hero.”
After receiving medical care, Kayleigh knew she would injure her shoulder, hip, knee and ankle in the fall, but she couldn’t be more proud of her toddler’s behavior and how How well the boy handled the situation.
Now, she is urging other parents to make sure their children know what to do in a similar situation.
“It’s important to show them things like that so they can understand what the numbers are and call for help,” she said. “If a parent in the family is injured and they take care of themselves, they know how to stay safe and get help somehow. He was so young but he understood what he had to do.
“He managed to call the police where he lived and opened the door for me to let the ambulance and the police in to treat me. The police even said he was a very special boy.”
And the police gave winged compliments to the young man. They also let him push a button in a police car and turn on the lights while his mother was examined.
“The boy was clearly confused and worried… but he did an excellent job at a very young age knowing that if you dial 999 we will be here to help,” said Force Liaison Chief Andy Beard with West-Midlands Police said in a declare.
Beard also emphasized the skill of the moderator, Morgane, who took the call from Thomas.
“Morgane has built a relationship with the boy, staying calm and offering him immediate reassurance until the officers and ambulance arrive to take over. Our call handlers have extensive training to deal with emergencies like this, including how to advise people to stay safe and administer first aid.
“Just like officers on the street, they can be lifeguards.”
West Midlands Police also shared the appeal boy placed on their Facebook page, with permission from Kayleigh.
“There are no words to describe it,” said Kayleigh, who is still recovering. “I am extremely proud of him.
“He’s like a little superhero and, especially at his age, it’s really amazing how he knows what to do and how understanding and fearless he is.”
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