The power of brotherhood prevails, even in infancy.
Two-year-old twins Brock and Bowdy had been playing in their room when a chest of drawers became loose and fell on them.
Bowdy managed to free himself, but his twin brother Brock remained stuck underneath. After trying to move it from several angles, Bowdy eventually managed to get the cupboard off his brother.
The video, which was shared by their parents, Ricky and Kayli Shoff, has collected over half a million views on YouTube since being posted last weekend.
Ricky Shoff posted it on Facebook with the caption: ‘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.’
The post and video can be seen here:
Shoff said he and his wife were upstairs when the dresser fell. He said they normally hear everything in the house, but they didn’t hear the dresser fall nor their son crying. Shoff said his wife went downstairs a few minutes later to check on the boys. He said she saw the dresser was down and that both boys were OK. It wasn’t until Shoff pulled video from their Vivint security camera that they saw the incident.
He told KTVB: “We were initially unsure to share the video or not, but ultimately decided to, because we feel like this is something a lot of parents overlook. Our house is about as childproof as it possibly can be because of our three boys, but we miss this. We feel so lucky and blessed that they are OK and (there are) literally no scratches from the incident.”