A 2-year-old toddler became an unlikely hero recently when he used the FaceTime App on his mother’s iPhone to save her life.
According to a report by KGUN, the toddler’s mother, Laura Toone, was attempting to break up a fight between a foster dog that was in her care and one of her own canines when the foster dog bit off the majority of her middle finger.
Toone attempted to phone 911 herself but said she was bleeding too much to use the phone.
When the distressed mother tried to seek help from her frightened 4-year-old daughters, she ran into a similar problem.
“I begged my daughters to call 911, and they’re 4, and they were quite afraid to even touch the phone, because it was covered in my own blood from me trying to call 911,” said Toone, who hails from Tuscon, Arizona, to KGUN.
Things seemed bleak for Toone, who lost a significant amount of blood and was on the verge of losing consciousness, until her 2-year-old rushed in to save the day. Although he didn’t know how to dial 911, he did know how to use FaceTime.
Two-year-old toddler Bentley Toone, displaying an incredible amount of calm and rationality, quickly brought a dish towel over to his wounded mother. After using it to wipe most of the blood off of the iPhone, he then activated the FaceTime video chat app and used it to call his mother’s friend, Connie Guerrero, whom he has accidentally called so many times that she normally ignores it.
“Something inside of me just told me that I needed to answer this FaceTime,” said Guerrero.
“All I could see was his little forehead, and I said ‘Hi Bentley,’ and it was quiet for a little bit. And then I hear Laura screaming.”
Guerrero proceeded to call 911 and the toddler unlocked the door to let firefighters into the house. Laura Toone has stated that she is proud of her little hero and that she has taught all of her children how to dial 911.
This is also not the first time that the FaceTime App has been used to avoid disaster.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, FaceTime also played a key part in the capture of Corey Moss, who attacked a soldier’s wife with a knife while she was using FaceTime to chat with her deployed husband. Thankfully, a story that could have ended in tragedy has a happy ending, thanks to a heroic toddler with a heap of courage and cleverness who had access to the right app at the right time.