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Toddler Saves Twin Brother Trapped Under Dresser (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Bowdy Shoff, 2, recently rescued his twin brother, Brock, from underneath a fallen dresser in their home in Orem, Utah (video below).

The boys' dad, Ricky Shoff, posted a home security video of the incident and a note on Facebook on Jan. 1:

I've been a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it's not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible. We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share. We know Bowdy was not alone in moving the dresser off of Brock. And feel blessed that he is ok. Please make sure all your dressers are bolted and secured to the wall. Please share.

Both boys were playing on the furniture when it suddenly tipped over and pinned them both down. Bowdy was able to wiggle out, but Brock was stuck.

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Bowdy tried pushing and lifting the dresser from various angles, and finally moved it enough for his brother to squirm out.

The boys went back to playing, and their parents didn't know anything had happened until they found the dresser.

The boys' mom, Kayli Shoff, recalled to ABC News what Bowdy told her:

He said, "What do I need to do to save my brother? My brother's in pain, he's struggling. I've got to help him." He sat there for about 8 or 10 seconds and just looked at him, and went to try to lift it up. Wasn't working that way, pushed with all of his might -- and it was like butter, it was smooth, it just pushed right off of him.

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Kayli had some words of advice for other parents: "You can't baby-proof your house 100 percent ... So take one small step -- it'll take you 5 to 10 minutes -- and just bolt your dressers down, bolt your bookshelves down."

For her part, Kayli has reportedly bolted the dresser to the wall.

"It was such an easy thing for me that I could have done to prevent what happened to my children," Kayli said.

Sources: Ricky Shoff/Facebook, ABC News / Photo credit: Kayli Shoff/YouTube

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