Advaik Nadikotur’s mother is really proud right now. And why not?
Their 11-YO boy turned into a hero when he saved the life of a man who weighed more than twice his weight in Minnesota, USA. Both the local media and the internet is celebrating the heroic act of this brave kid.
The 34-year-old man, Srinivasa, was at complex’s swimming pool with his friends and family. Though he didn’t know how to swim, he wanted to try swimming. So, he entered into the shallow end of the swimming pool.
It was going well until the man, who weighs 77 kg, got into the deep end of the pool. As he didn’t know how to swim, he couldn’t stay afloat and started drowning to the bottom of the pool.
After several minutes, the onlookers understood what was happening.
Advaik and his family lived in the same complex. And, during the unfortunate incident, he along with his father and mother was at the swimming pool.
According to CNN, when Lalitha, mother of 7-YO, saw an unconscious man at the bottom of the pool with open mouth and stretched out arms, she quickly realized what was happening.
She immediately called the “nine men”, who were around the pool but no one jumped to help. They didn’t jump as they themselves didn’t know how to swim.
Even though Raghu, Advaik’s father, didn’t know how to swim, he jumped with a floating tube to rescue Srinivasa.
When Raghu was unable to grab him, Lalitha remembered a drill from her kid’s swimming class.
“I’ve never heard of a boy jumping in and saving an adult from a pool. Officers on the scene commented the man was very lucky to be alive.”
The police department has also nominated Advaik, along with his uncle who gave CPR to Srinivasa, for a “Life-saving award”. Many are hailing Advaik as a real hero because they believe that the story would not have been a happy ending if Advaik wasn’t around.
Though Lalitha & Raghu are celebrating their son’s achievement, we feel even they are also heroes.
How many of us teach our kids to help another human in need? In a world, where we are more divided than ever, we need more mothers like Lalitha to push their kids to be brave and selfless!