Video shows 2-year-old Utah boy save trapped twin brother

ST. GEORGE — A two-year-old Utah boy is gaining worldwide attention for saving his twin brother from the crushing weight of a dresser that had toppled on top of him and trapped him underneath.

The ordeal was captured on video by a security camera in the boys’ bedroom. That video, posted on YouTube Dec. 31, 2016, had already received more than 5 million views within a span of four days.

The twin boys, Bowdy and Brock Shoff, were playing in their room Thursday morning at their home in Orem when they began to climb up the drawers of a large dresser. Footage from the camera showed the dresser suddenly fall on the boys, trapping one of the twins underneath it.

The other twin walked around the dresser, seeming to search for a solution for his brother. Finally, somehow, he was able to push the dresser and move it, helping his trapped brother wiggle free.

The video was posted by the boys’ father, Ricky Shoff, along with the following message on Facebook:

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.

While the boys’ parents were shaken by the ordeal, they said on Facebook that the boys are doing just fine.

The story, which serves as a reminder of the dangers of unsecured furniture, has since caught the attention of national and international news outlets.

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4 Comments

  • Common Sense January 5, 2017 at 6:54 am

    What parent doesn’t secure furniture like that to the wall? Tall shelves, chest of drawers all need secured. It takes like 2 minutes. My kids are nearly adults and we still secure things to the walls.

  • comments January 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    If it wasn’t cheap flimsy light-weight crap furniture that baby woulda got squished. Ofc if it had weight it wouldn’t have tipped in the first place.

    • .... January 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Hey Bob you should be able to come up with another conspiracy theory on this one eh ? LOL !

  • Chris January 5, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Elsewhere on the internet, many people are claiming this is all a hoax. I think it looks fishy myself.

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