A Utah toddler proved to be his brother’s keeper after a dresser in their bedroom fell over and landed on top of his twin.
Ricky Shoff shared video of the terrifying moment, hoping to help prevent parents from going through something similar with their own children.
“I’ve been a little hesitant to post this,” the father wrote on Facebook, “But I feel it’s not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible.”
Twins Bowdy and Brock, both about 2 and half years old, were playing alone in their bedroom and crawling into the dresser’s open drawers when it fell on top of them. Bowdy was able to crawl out from under the dresser, but his brother remained pinned underneath.
Their mother, Kayli Shoff, didn’t even hear the large piece of furniture fall.
“I usually hear everything. I didn’t hear a cry; didn’t hear a big thud,” she told KSL. “We woke up and looked at the camera to see if they were still sleeping and saw it was down, but they were playing, so we didn’t know if it had landed on them.”
It wasn’t until after the parents looked at footage captured by the bedroom video camera that they fully realized what happened.
In the clip, Bowdy can be seen circling the dresser, and then attempting to lift it a few times while his brother cries, squirming beneath its weight.
In the end, he was able to move it just enough so that Brock was able to roll free, leaving both the twins uninjured.
“He tried to lift it at first, then he pushed with all of his might and pushed it off his brother,” Kayli Shoff told the news outlet. “I really believe in the twin bond. You always hear that. And I really think these two have it.”
The Shoffs have since secured the furniture in their twins’ room and shared their experience with the hope that other parents do the same.
“We know Bowdy was not alone in moving the dresser off Brock. And feel blessed that he is ok,” Rick Shoff wrote above the Facebook video, which has been shared over a thousand times. “Please make sure all your dressers are bolted and secured to the wall.”