This Toddler Saved His Twin Brother From Toppled Furniture

January 3, 2017

A Utah toddler narrowly escaped serious injury from a toppled dresser after his twin brother came to the rescue. Their parents caught it all on video, and now they're sharing it with the world to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving small children unattended with unsecured furniture.

In the video, playful twins Brock and Bowdy Shoff are seen climbing into empty drawers in the dresser, which soon falls over on them. Bowdy avoids being pinned underneath it, but his brother Brock is not as lucky. In the two-minute video, Bowdy is seen circling the dresser, trying to figure out how to get it off his brother.

Eventually, Bowdy manages to push the dresser off his brother, who was unharmed.

The boys' father, Ricky Shoff, shared the video on his Facebook page on Jan. 1, writing: "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."

Some of the video's commenters asked why the boys' parents didn't enter the room right away, but the Shoffs told CNN they didn't hear anything when it toppled. It wasn't until later that they realized what had happened to the boys, who were both unhurt.