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Brave 9-year-old boy saves his parents' lives after their truck was hit by a tornado

The 9-year-old ran in the middle of debris and broken power lines with determination to save his parents' lives.

Brave 9-year-old boy saves his parents' lives after their truck was hit by a tornado
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Sometimes, quick wit and determination can end up saving people's lives. It is what happened with this brave 9-year-old who was stuck between a Tornado with his entire family. When an Oklahoma couple was driving their truck to reach a friend's storm shelter in Dickson, an EF4 tornado hit them. The tornado picked up Wayne and Lindy Baker's truck and tossed it into trees. The couple was injured and were unable to get out of the situation. However, their son Branson managed to get out of the truck and what he did next was an act of bravery. The kid managed to run and find help even in the dark with broken power lines, per KKTV.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ralph W Iambrecht
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ralph W Iambrecht

"The only way he found his way back is lightning strikes. Every time there was a lightning strike, it would light up the road. He ran as fast as he could, as hard as he could. He probably made a mile in 10 minutes, and that's pretty impressive for a little kid,” the boy's uncle, Johnny Baker, shared with the outlet. "The last thing Branson told them was, 'Mom, Dad, please don't die. I'll be back.'"

The boy was able to find people who could help his parents get out of the car. The couple has been admitted to the hospital and is recovering from their injuries. They sustained quite a few injuries due to the incident, including broken backs, necks and ribs. Their family is hoping that the couple will make a full recovery as they were able to get help on time. "I was really, really scared," Branson told ABC News. Waybe added, "Branson sprung into action really quick. He's very courageous for a 9-year-old boy. Not many adults would have done what he did."

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Jonas Mohamadi
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Jonas Mohamadi

When the family was driving, the tornado could be seen a couple of miles away, but when the family turned their truck, the tornado turned too. The boy's uncle, who was on the phone with the family during the incident, expressed, "About that time, you start hearing some dinging on the glass, like, maybe hail and then boom. And the phone went silent." Johnny immediately called 911 and rushed to the scene so he could help the family. By the time 911 arrived, the boy had come back with help too, playing a massive role in keeping his parents safe. The parents are really proud of what their son was able to do for them, even in the face of such a harrowing situation.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

"You couldn't be more proud to be a father of a son that can accept a challenge that way. Shows that he would go above and beyond for anyone," the boy's dad told GMA. The uncle recalled, "'My Superman was trapped' when he talks about his dad. So, he had to become his Superman and go do what he had to do. That's exactly what he said: 'I had to save my parents.'" Not only did the boy show incredible bravery when the tornado hit his family, but he ended up playing in the baseball match he had the next day. He managed to hit a home run.


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