This mommy is faster than Catwoman scaling a building to end the villains. She did not bat an eyelid before lunging in to save her child.
When women become mothers, they develop reflexes and instincts that are always on alert to make sure their child is okay. Even if they don't want to, they become helicopter moms keeping track of everything to do with their children.
One of the most primal instincts a mother can have is the safety of her child. It's not easy keeping track of small children as they run around and get into trouble when the mother isn't looking.
In an incredible stroke of luck, a toddler was saved by his mother's lightning-fast reflexes as he was about to fall off from the fourth-floor lobby. The curious child was going to slip through the gap between rails of the banister and the mother just reached out at the blink of an eye to stop him from toppling down multiple floors. Instead, she successfully pulled him to safety and saved his life. The incident took place at the Laureles Colonial building in Medellin, Colombia, the El Espectador reports.
Casi me muero viendo este vídeo. Como puede pasar esto en las oficinas de una constructora?? Quien diseñó esa baranda?? @pilar_rod @juliherrerap @Bogota #constructoramonserrate pic.twitter.com/eCmXtnMCjJ— Mauricio Bayona (@mbayonaf) June 20, 2019
The incident was caught on a CCTV camera and later posted on Reddit, according to NZ Herald. In the video, the mother and child walk out of an elevator. A delivery guy also gets out on the same floor with them. While the mother is speaking on the phone while waiting outside the office of Constructora Monseratte, a real estate company in Colombia, she is momentarily distracted. Initially, the child tries to touch what he thought were glass panels but there was nothing there, only wooden rails, according to Mirror UK. He was crouching down while doing this. He soon loses balance and topples. The child, who appears to be around 3-4 years old, falls right through the rails and the mother just lunges forward. Incredibly, she is able to grab the child by his legs.
The delivery man runs down the stairs having expected the child to have fallen. He wanted to get to the child as fast as possible but the mother's instinct just saved her little boy. Soon, employees at the company run out to help her pull back the child to safety. More people keep pouring in to come to her aide, but the entire tragedy is averted within seconds.
The people who later come out applaud the mother for her heroics. It is not known if the child was injured after what could have been a fatal accident. His mother's quick thinking and super-reflex action saved him by the skin of his teeth.
People praised the mother for her Catwoman-level reflexes on Reddit. "She didn't even drop her phone..." one person said. "Human ability and instinct are shot into over-drive when something "needs" to happen. Parental protection is one of those instincts," another said.
Another woman shared her story about a similar incident where her baby went down the stairs. "I felt this instinct kick in when my daughter (then about 18 months old or so) almost went down my mom's stairs. Someone left the gate open, and I had just finished changing my girl's diaper up in her room, and set her down out of habit. Literally 2 seconds later my "OH SHIT" meter went off and I realized she'd bolted for the stairs. I dove and caught her literally just as she was about to walk off the first stair. I didn't feel the wicked rug burn on my foot and lower leg until later," she said.
Well, hats off to maternal instincts and reflexes!