Here’s an occasion when a kid certainly won’t get scolded for having his nose buried in a smartphone. A 2-year-old in Tucson, Ariz., used FaceTime, Apple's video-phone service, to alert someone after his mother was attacked by a dog and felt like she was on the verge of passing out.
According to ABC News, Laure Toone had been taking a walk when a foster dog she was caring for attacked her dog. Toone attempted to stop the fight, but was seriously injured when the dog nearly chomped off one of her fingers.
Toone said she was bleeding profusely from her hand and felt like she might pass out. She was unable to dial 911, and her two young daughters were too frightened to even touch the phone because it was covered in blood.
“I begged my daughters to call 911 and they’re four and they were quite afraid,” Toone told ABC News.
That’s when Toone’s 2-year-old son, Bentley, came to the rescue. The toddler, who apparently has a proclivity for pranking his mom’s friends on FaceTime, wiped the blood off with a towel from the kitchen and proceeded to call his mom’s friend.
"Something inside of me just told me that I needed to answer this FaceTime," Connie Guerrero, who answered the FaceTime call, said. She could hear Bentley’s mother screaming in the backroom, and that’s when she knew something was wrong.
Guerrero called 911, and when firefighters showed up at the home, Bentley answered the door for them -- the toddler’s second act of bravery for the day.