A 9-year-old boy made a stunning catch when he dove for his baby brother, who had just fallen off a changing table.
Home surveillance video captured the heart-stopping instant Joseph Levi scoops up his 11-month-old brother, just as the child was about to hit the floor.
The boys’ mother had turned her back for just a moment when the baby rolled over and fell off the table.
“I was just getting everyone ready for bed,” mom Tila Levi told WSVN-TV in Miami. “I was home alone with the five kids, and at first I said, ‘I messed up. I did something wrong.’
“But then I realized I must have done something right to have been deserving of this little guy running in at the right time and catching him at the right moment,” she said.
Joseph said he acted without thinking. “I would never be able to do that again because I can’t carry my brother,” he said. The baby weighs nearly 30 pounds.
His mom told him he had saved his brother’s life. “You’re a hero,” she said.