Video shows boy catching baby brother as he falls from table Video shows boy catching baby brother as he falls from table
BAL HARBOUR, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida boy is being hailed a hero, weeks after he dashed to his baby brother’s rescue as... Video shows boy catching baby brother as he falls from table

BAL HARBOUR, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida boy is being hailed a hero, weeks after he dashed to his baby brother’s rescue as the infant fell off a changing table.

Surveillance video from last month’s incident captures Tila Levi placing her 11-month-old son on the table at her Bal Harbour home, and then turning her back for a moment while she dealt with the rest of her five children. The infant is then seen rolling over on his stomach as his left foot dangles off the edge of the changing table.

Moments later, the infant is seen moving his left leg into empty air and falls off the edge.

At that exact same moment, the baby’s brother, 9-year-old Joseph Levi, is heard screaming as he runs into the frame, arms outstretched, and catches his nearly 30-pound younger sibling.

“I was just getting everyone ready for bed. I was home alone with the five kids, and at first I said, ‘I messed up. I did something wrong,’” said Tila, “but then I realized that, really, it was a miracle. I must have done something right to have been deserving of this little guy, running in at the right time and catching him at the right moment.”

7News cameras captured Tila kissing Joseph on the cheek as she pushed him on his swing. Both of them are still amazed at the stunning save.

“I just said to him, ‘You just saved your baby brother. You saved his life. You’re a hero,’” said Tila.

Joseph suggested he might have been aided by divine intervention. “I would have never caught him, and I can’t run that fast, so I felt like something came and just pushed me forward,” he said, “and when that happened, I just ran and caught him.”

The boy said he still marvels that he was able to bear his brother’s weight. “I would never be able to do that again because I can’t carry my brother,” he said.

Tila, meanwhile, said the incident serves as a reminder for parents to always be vigilant when supervising their young children. “It can happen to anybody, and now I know who it’s happened to ’cause everybody’s been confessing about when they dropped their baby,” she said. “Obviously, I am more careful, but at the end of the day, it happens in a second, and I think that all of our lives can change in a second.”

Joseph’s mother said she is also inclined to believe her son’s explanation. “It’s almost like someone pushed him and said, ‘Go do what you gotta do,’” she said. “I’m a believing person. I believe in God. I do believe in miracles. I’d just never seen one firsthand, like, in front of my face.”

Tila said a friend encouraged her to make the video available to the public. “One of my friends who saw it said to me, ‘You are such a brave person, and you always try to help other people. I’m not telling you right now, but eventually, one day, maybe you should think about sharing it, because you never know whose life you’re gonna change and who you can help,’” she said.

Joseph’s takeaway? “Miracles can happen always, but since this time it was me, I’m really thankful,” he said.

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  • Aliyah Davis

    2016-11-18 #1 Author

    I’m happy he was able to catch him.


  • Ian

    2016-11-18 #2 Author

    How kind is he… Brotherhood


  • Kimberley

    2016-11-18 #3 Author

    Thank god the brother was there!!


  • Teeyona

    2016-11-18 #4 Author

    God placed his brother there for a reason what a super hero ???


  • Ming emilia

    2016-11-18 #5 Author

    wow , very interesting !


  • Kharizma

    2016-11-18 #6 Author

    God places people in the right place at the right time. That’s awesome that he received that type of experience in his young age.


  • Nisha

    2016-11-18 #7 Author

    Kids can be just as amazing as adults! Wow!


  • Nyia

    2016-11-18 #8 Author

    That was very nice


    • Rashotta

      2016-11-18 #9 Author

      Wow God is real!! So happy his brother was able to catch him.


  • Sabrina Chisum

    2016-11-18 #10 Author

    That’s wonderful that he saved his little brother. Why wasn’t the baby strapped down while on the changing table.


  • Tiffany Davis

    2016-11-18 #11 Author

    This was an amazing story…. Never leave babies unattended… Good job lil man


  • Paige

    2016-11-18 #12 Author

    I’m glad he was around to be able to save his brother that was amazing ?


  • Kendra

    2016-11-18 #13 Author

    That’s good that he saved his little brother.


  • KeYuana

    2016-11-18 #14 Author

    This is a amazing story, I’ve never seen or heard about. This is the reason children should be monitored at all times.


  • Allison smith

    2016-11-18 #15 Author

    Amazing ! Good Job baby boy!❤️️


  • Ke’Yuana Marie

    2016-11-18 #16 Author

    This is a amazing story, never would expect that to happen. But this is why children should be watched at all times.


  • Sharaya Collins

    2016-11-18 #17 Author

    Amazing story ❣️❣️


  • Tre

    2016-11-18 #18 Author

    That was very cool .


  • Maya

    2016-11-18 #19 Author

    Aww looking out for his brother early ❤️??


  • leshon magge

    2016-11-18 #20 Author

    Great big brother.


  • Tyquanna

    2016-11-18 #21 Author

    This was scary and could’ve been bad… but thank God for his miracles


  • Sidney bell

    2016-11-18 #22 Author

    Wow such a miracle thank God this little boy was there to save his baby brother ❤️❤️ God is good all the time


  • Erica

    2016-11-18 #23 Author



  • Dammy

    2016-11-18 #24 Author

    Thank God for the boy


  • Kianna Fleming

    2016-11-18 #25 Author

    Awesome big brother❤


  • Kels

    2016-11-18 #26 Author

    God Was on There Side ????


  • Jamarie Mays

    2016-11-18 #27 Author

    Go big brother ?


  • Rashotta

    2016-11-18 #28 Author

    So glad he’s okay!


  • Charliene shivers

    2016-11-18 #29 Author

    Good thing his brother was there cus he could have been hurt


  • dejanelle long

    2016-11-19 #30 Author

    Omg that was scary


  • Amber l

    2016-11-19 #31 Author

    Scariest thing I’ve seen thus for thank god lil brother was there


  • Monia Marie

    2016-11-19 #32 Author

    That is so amazing ❤️


  • Nesha

    2016-11-19 #33 Author

    Omg how sweet of a big brother he is awww


  • Curtistine Murry

    2016-11-19 #34 Author

    Thats so sweet how he caught his baby brother awww he loves his brother dearly thats good he stuck by his side so amazing


  • Deja mcgee

    2016-11-19 #35 Author

    He is a brace little hero ?? This was really touching ❤️


  • Meghan Ruddlesden

    2016-11-19 #36 Author

    His momma definitely raised him right! Such an amazing little boy!


  • Kani Francis

    2016-11-20 #37 Author

    Wow, that’s amazing the brother witnessed and saved the boy from falling, their both ok and can talk about this later in life


  • Sierra Morales

    2016-12-29 #38 Author

    Oh wow that’s an awesome big brother he saved his baby brother from falling and neither of them Got hurt god is god !!!!!!


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