Sixth-Grader Saves Choking Classmate And Elderly Woman From House Fire In Same Day – Video

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Not all heroes wear capes. Some are children with good hearts that happen to be in the right place at the right time. Earlier this month, a sixth-grader from Oklahoma, Dayvon Johnson performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate. Then, that same day, Dayvon rescued an elderly woman from a bu-rning house.

The Enid News & Eagle reported, a student trying to refill his water bottle used his mouth to loosen the cap. The cap slipped into his throat and the student began to ch-oke. The student stumbled into Dayvon’s classroom. Dayvon jumped into action and performed the Heimlich maneuver. The bottle cap popped out. The 11-year-old, told Enid News & Eagle he learned the Heimlich maneuver on YouTube, calling it a valuable procedure to learn.

He said, “Just in case you’re in the situation I was in, you can know what to do.” Later, while walking after school, Dayvon saw an elderly woman trying to escape a house fi-re.

Again, he rushed into action, helping the elderly woman with her walker get out of the home.

“I thought ‘oh, she’s not moving fast enough.’ So I ran across the street and helped her to her truck,” Dayvon told News On 6 cameras. No one who knows Dayvon was surprised by his quick-thinking nature, as he wants to be an EMT. Dayvon’s mother, LaToya Johnson, told Enid News & Eagle, “I’m just a proud mom.”

The young hero was honored by both Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office and Muskogee Public Schools at a Muskogee Board of Education meeting. According to a social media post, shared by Dayvon’s mother, Mayor Marlon J. Coleman declared December 9, Dayvon Johnson Day in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

This is how people reacted to this post:

Cynthia Bless his loving and caring heart! America should do something special just for him.

Jackie December 9th Dayvon Johnson’s Day! Thank you young man. I’m so proud of you. GOD BLESS YOU Dayvon!

Lisa Thank you Dayvon, God got a blessing with your name on it!! Also, you share the same name as my son…blessings to you and your family

Deborah This young man is a solid example of heroism. He’s in the right place at the right time. Twice in one day! You are awesome.

Alice Simply amazing! May your good deeds bring you lots of blessings and protection from the almighty. I know his mama has great satisfaction that she raised such a great son

Kendra Awesome what a blessing. God put him in the right place and at the right time. To help others. Thank you young man. Keep doing what you are doing.

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