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Little Boy Thanks ‘Angels’ for Helping Him Save His Dad

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Little J.T. Parker did the unimaginable when he saved his dad’s life, but he gives all the credit to “angels.” And when you hear his story, you just might believe it.

J.T. is only 8 years old, but when his dad Stephen found himself trapped under a car, he summoned superhero strength and freed his father.

The young boy and his older brother Mason, 17, were fixing the family’s Toyota Prius with their dad when the accident occurred. Mason had just left the garage to tend to a cut on his hand. As Stephen fiddled with the axle, the car collapsed, pinning him underneath.

“I yelled to J.T. on the other side of the car, ‘Jack it up quick! Jack it up quick!'” Stephen said. “I couldn’t move at all. I was totally trapped, and then I passed out. It was all in his hands, and I thought, ‘This is it. There’s no way he can jack up this car because it took my 17-year-old son and I both to jack it up the first time.'”

Even though he only weighed 50 pounds, his quick thinking saved the day. By jumping up and down on the jack, the car miraculously rose higher and higher. J.T. alerted his brother who called 911.

And in the middle of what was probably a very frightening and chaotic scene, J.T. stayed calm and comforted his father.

“I know it hurts, but you gotta do it,” Mason can be heard saying during the 911 call. “Breathe! Breathe! Breathe!”

“I can’t,” his father responds.

Stephen was flown to the Eastern Idaho Regional Hospital in critical condition. He had 13 broken ribs but, fortunately, no internal damage.

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When they returned home, Stephen asked Mason to pump the jack again, but he couldn’t–because he was missing one thing: “Angels.”

“This whole thing is a miracle. There’s no other way to describe it,” said the boys’ mother, Jodi Parker. “There’s no way that little boy could have done that. I just felt that it was a responsibility we now have to tell people that miracles still exist.”

Amazing! What a brave little boy.

via CNN.com

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