The toddler was playing with her older sisters on a floaty when she slipped off.
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Unlike in movies, drowning in real life is silent, quick and deadly. This is why parents are always reminded to keep a watch on their children whenever they’re in any body of water.
A Twitter user Dr Muiz Murad (@drmuizmurad) shared a story of how his young son’s quick action saved a drowning toddler in the hotel’s swimming pool.
Muiz explained that the toddler was playing with her big sisters on a big float.
The sisters thought their toddler sister had her float on and were unaware that she slipped off the float into the water.
my son the hero. ali just saved a toddler from drowning at the hotel pool. so proud of him. toddler was playing with her big sisters on a big floaty. sisters thought toddlers had her floaty on. toddler slipped off the floaty into the water… pic.twitter.com/EWVe27fu7D— Dr Muiz Murad (@drmuizmurad) May 5, 2022
By the time Muiz’s son Ali saw the whole thing, the toddler was already in the water and struggling.
Ali quickly jumped in and pulled the toddler out of the pool. The toddler was gasping for air and cried.
Muiz said if it was 10 seconds more, things would have ended worse. He added that the near-drowning incident happened because the mother was busy on her phone.
He reminded parents to supervise and monitor their children in the hotel pool because most of the time there aren’t lifeguards on duty.
Praises to the young hero
Netizens praised Ali for his quick thinking and courage to jump into the water and save the toddler right away.
The incident has also brought up conversations about careless parenting.
It seems like other netizens have also witnessed parents who left their young children on their own devices not only in swimming pools but also in other public areas.
What’s also worrying is that these parents are unfazed even after knowing their children could be in danger.
Hopefully, this near-miss incident will serve as a reminder to others to supervise young children closely.
Oh my…. Well done! ❤️ 🙏 Brave little hero…… ! So proud of him….— Francissca Peter (@FranticKL) May 5, 2022
Proud of your boy!— Bigsnorlax (@Bigsnorlax1985) May 5, 2022
Have seen mothers and fathers either busy with their phones on social media, texting, taking selfies or chit chatting with friends & families instead of keeping an eye on their kids.
When unfortunate things happened, whole world got blamed!
Amazing boy !! So relieved he was there to make things right ! 2 weeks ago i passed a lost 4yo to the salesgirl at clothes dept to locate his mom …— HanTy75🏴 (@HanTy75) May 5, 2022
I’ve gone up to parents in busy malls asking if a trailing kid was theirs. One time, a mum at Zara didn’t have line of sight of kid in the pram because it was hidden behind a pillar. Anyone could have wheeled out the kid. When I asked the mum, she didn’t seem worried at all.— thatsmyfullname (@thatsmyfullname) May 5, 2022
We have to be extra vigilant when we mix kids with water.— AbahAtok (@zainisaari) May 6, 2022
Bila berseronok, ramai yang alpa tentang keselamatan. Yes, it's on us, the adults to be super protective without being overly "ibu ayam jaga anak". Getting that balance right is an art form few are able to master.