Internet is in awe of 9-year-old who used his quick reflexes to save his baby brother from fall

Parenting is not as easy as it seems to be, especially when it involves an infant. With babies being entirely helpless, every second of a parent's day just has to be dedicated to ensuring its safety -- this means turning one's back for a even minute can be highly dangerous.

But what happens when parents are not around? This is where siblings step-in to save the day.

And that's exactly what nine-year-old Joseph Levi from Bal Harbour did -- but he certainly did not expect to achieve overnight fame for saving his infant brother from a four-foot fall off a changing table.

According to Distractify, Tila Levi, the boys' mother, turned her back for a moment when 11-month-old Eitan tumbled off the edge of the changing table. Thankfully, Joseph, dashed over and caught his brother just in time. 


In fact, the nine-year-old is also unfamiliar with how his heroic deed "happened".

"I felt like something came and just pushed me forward, and then when it happened, I just ran and caught him," he told WSVN. "I would never be able to do that again because I can't carry my brother."

Brotherly instincts -- we think so too!

At first, the boys' mother was hesitant to post the video, as she was afraid it would portray her in a negative light, but she decided to post the video after all the Election Day negativity on Facebook, in hopes of "chang[ing] the tone of the day," she told KABC.

And Levi says she's learned from the experience just how quickly our lives can change:"I am more careful, but at the end of the day, it could happen in a second."