Video Shows Toddler Saving His Twin Brother from Fallen Dresser

posted: 01/03/17
by: Amanda Mushro

Brotherly love is the highlight of a terrifying video that captures a two year old boy, who is trapped under a toppled dresser, being rescued by his twin brother.

The home surveillance video, which is difficult to watch, captures twin brothers Brock and Bowdy Shoff, playing in their bedroom and climbing on a dresser. The dresser falls over on both boys when Brock climbs onto an open drawer.

In the video, Brock can be seen trapped for nearly two minutes before his brother Bowdy saves him by pushing the dresser off of him. According to their parents, thankfully Brock did not suffer any serious injuries, and they are beyond thankful for their son jumping into action and rescuing his brother.

"Bowdy just came around and assessed the situation thinking, 'I needed to help my twin brother. What do I do here?''' Kayli Shoff, the boys' mother, told KSL, a Utah news station. "I really believe in a twin bond. You always hear that and I believe these two have it."

At the time of the incident, Shoff said she was in another room and never heard a noise coming from the boys' room. It wasn't until she saw the fallen dresser and watched the video did she know the extent of what happened to her boys.

This video is just another reminder to parents and caregivers of the importance of anchoring furniture to the wall when children are in the home. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, one child dies every two weeks from a TV, appliance or piece of furniture falling on them. By releasing this video, Bowdy and Brock's parents hope they can save children by warning parents.

To secure furniture in your home and prevent these types of injuries, here's a few tips:

  • Most baby furniture is sold with anchors, but if your furniture did not come with anchors, you can purchase these items from any hardware store or baby store.
  • Even if the furniture is not in your child's room, it should still be secured, like the TV and other heavy furniture and electronics.
  • Ensure that all windows in your home have a window guard or stopper to prevent falling. Make sure everyone is familiar with how the locks on the windows work so in case of an emergency, they are able to open the windows quickly by an adult.