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Toddler boy pushes fallen dresser off twin brother in video

Posted January 3

WRAL News

— A 2-year-old boy in Utah has been caught on a nanny cam saving his twin brother by pushing a fallen dresser off him.

The video shows the Orem toddlers climbing on open drawers before the dresser tips over, pinning one boy to the ground. The boy cries and struggles before his brother is able to push the dresser off him.

The boys' mother, Kayli Shoff, tells KUTV-TV that she didn't hear the dresser falling and only saw what happened after watching the video.

"Everybody needs to bolt their dressers to the wall," Shoff said. "I mean, we just didn't think about it."

The boys' father posted a link to the video on Facebook on Sunday. He wrote that his son is OK and that he was sharing the video to raise awareness of the importance of securing dressers to the wall.

"We didn't hear a cry, we didn't hear a big thud," Shoff said. "We woke up and looked at the camera, are they sleeping? We saw that it was all the way down and they were still playing so we didn't know if it landed on them."

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child dies every two weeks when either furniture, a TV, or an appliance falls on them. Each year, 33,000 are hurt.

The agency started the "Anchor It" campaign, urging parents to securely bolt furniture and TVs to the wall.

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