September 22, 2017 Evie 0Comment

If you were choking and needed someone to perform the heimlich maneuver, your first choice probably wouldn’t be a teenage boy. But you might make an exception for Eban McKenzie, a 13-year-old boy who saved his best friend’s life.

Eban and Kaden Mancilla were eating lunch in their school cafeteria when Kaden started to choke.

“I was laughing and eating a carrot. I tried to swallow and it just got caught in my throat,” Kaden said (

The school’s security footage actually shows Eban reacting with unbelievable instinct: coming up behind his friend, wrapping his arms around Kaden’s torso, and pushing that carrot right on out!

Makes you wonder, would you respond that well in a life-or-death situation?

A happy little story to end your week :)

Have a great weekend!

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