This is not the first time Gavin has saved his mother's life. Previously, he saved her from choking.
Gavin Keeney may just be 10 years old, but he is a hero to his mother. Because of his quick thinking, she is still alive today.
Earlier this month, a home-security camera captured the brave moment when Gavin Keeney jumped into his family's pool to save his mother, Lori Keeney, who was having a seizure, according to Good Morning America.
"[Gavin] had just gotten out of the pool and I just went into a seizure," Lori, who has epilepsy, said. "It scared me more than I've ever been scared." The little boy said that he sprung into action the moment he saw his mother "sinking in the pool."
In the footage, Gavin can be seen pulling his mom to the side of the pool, while doing his best to keep his mom's head above the water.
"He's definitely my hero," Lori said. "But I really do feel like he's my guardian angel, as well."
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Meanwhile, Kingston Police Department Chief Kasey Cox told PEOPLE that it was important to show everyone, including Gavin himself, that "he was selfless and brave" on August 6, 2022.
"Due to his quick actions, he saved a life," Cox said, adding that the boy jumped into the pool "without hesitation" and made sure his mother's head was above the water until his grandfather arrived to offer help.
"Due to Gavin's quick actions, his mother didn't have to go to the hospital and swallowed no water," the chief added. "He is a hero. That's the bottom line. "
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Gavin was also bestowed with another recognition: a Saving a Life plaque, according to KTEN. "He has such great compassion for humankind and his friends and family, and I really hope that maybe this is a future for him," Cox said while presenting the award to Gavin.
This is not the first time Gavin has saved his mother's life. Previously, he saved her from choking. Meanwhile, Gavin's mom said that she has "so much pride in him."
"[It's a] truly amazing thing to see," she added.
People were so proud of the little one for his bravery and took to praise him on social media. "He did an excellent job. Definitely her guardian Angel," one user said.
"Gavin, I have watched the video of you saving your Mother. You were amazing. For someone your age to stay calm as you did and react quickly is wonderful. I know that your entire family is so proud of you. God Bless You! From Kansas City, Kansas," another added. "His parents must be so proud of this young man. He is a true hero," said a third.
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