11-Year-Old Boy Saves Friend From Choking Thanks to Dad's Lesson
An 11-year-old boy may have just saved his friend's life—and it's all thanks to his dad, who taught him what to do in this emergency situation.
According to a report from WMUR, middle school student Jack Mongeau was in science class when his classmate, Bella Moran, started choking on a lollipop. The kid showed incredible bravery and some seriously quick thinking skills: When he noticed the girl seemed to be saying "help me," he stepped up and gave her the Heimlich maneuver. The method worked: After he pushed on her stomach a few times, the lodged lollipop came out, and Moran was fine.
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While we considered this kid's moves to be pretty heroic, he insisted he doesn't see himself as a hero. "I asked him...'are you going to say you're a hero?' And he says 'there's policemen and firemen [and soldiers] that do this every day.' He's just an 11-year-old who jumped when he had to," Steve Mongeau told WMUR of his son, who has dreamed of becoming a state trooper for years.
For the girl he saved, this boy's actions came from a really sweet place. “I knew he would help me," she said. "Because he's my best friend."