Firefighters are our heroes in ways big and small. Big, when they save lives and perform other brave, selfless acts to protect others. And small, when they decide to do something that’s not life-saving but just totally kind and awesome, like this.
It all began on a school field trip to the fire station in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where a young boy lost his first tooth. It didn’t just fall out; he actually dropped it on the grass and couldn’t find it (so it really was “lost”). When a group of firefighters standing nearby heard what happened, they did what they do best: sprung into action to help, in the most amazing way: They dropped the ground to assist in the search, and when it came up empty, they made sure this lad still got a tooth fairy prize.
See for yourself by flipping through the images below. Our hearts = won!