Observant 10-Year-Old Saves Elderly Neighbor's Life


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A ten-year-old from Howell, Michigan is being hailed a hero thanks to his persistence that led to saving the life of an elderly neighbor. The chain of events unfolded late in the evening on Saturday, January 26th, when Danny DiPietro was being driven home from hockey practice by his dad.

That's when the young boy noticed an open garage and a figure that he believed was a dog outside a condominium complex near his house. Given the extremely cold weather, the young boy got a feeling something was not right. But instead of dismissing it like most kids his age would have, he insisted that his mother, Dawn, go investigate what was going on. Dawn tried to convince Danny that no one would leave a dog out in such frigid weather, but he refused to take no for an answer.

Dawn finally succumbed and decided to take a stroll to the area with the family dog and see if there was any truth to Danny's hunch. Sure enough, as she got closer to the condominium complex she noticed a garage that was wide open and a hunched up figure, waving frantically. Upon getting there, she realized that it was not a dog the young boy had seen, but Kathleen St. Onge. The 80-year-old had slipped on some ice in her garage and had been lying there for two hours, unable to get up.

Dawn rushed home to get her husband for help and call 911. The two then returned with some blankets to cover Ms. St. Onge, while they waited for the ambulance to arrive. Though still in hospital, the elderly woman is recovering well and eternally grateful to Danny, for following up on his hunch!

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  • wolfie_uwu
    wolfie_uwuMonday, May 3, 2021 at 5:06 pm
    That is extremely inspiring! Feel well Ms. St Onge!
    • jazmine2008
      jazmine2008Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:31 am
      awww i watched the video i would probably do the same but i would probably go alone and go there and try to get her up by myself. if it seems impossible i'll try my hardest to get her up and walking again.
      • x_ashley_x
        x_ashley_xWednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:21 pm
        Wow! That's awesome.
        • kittylover111
          kittylover111Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:25 am
          • jb9
            jb9Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:00 am
            Danny was GREAT!!! Feel better Mrs.ST. Onge
            • renegade5
              renegade5Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 5:09 pm
              So awesome ! Danny is truly great 👍
              • gvmdlz
                gvmdlzSaturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:19 am
                Wow. I wouldn't expected that to happen! #WowWowWow! 😉
                • wolfieland
                  wolfielandSaturday, July 18, 2020 at 7:21 am
                  wow cool
                  • animereina2021
                    animereina2021Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12:46 pm
                    Danny is a life saver! We need to be spreading kindness at all times, and especially these times with COVID 19. I am glad that he saved her. I thought that it was very kind and inspiring.
                    • animereina2021
                      animereina2021Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12:46 pm
                      Soon this COVID 19 stuff will be history, and we will have to tell stories about it to our children!
                      • jb9
                        jb9Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:01 am
                        Yup. That is what my grandpa says
                        • wolfieland
                          wolfielandSaturday, July 18, 2020 at 7:21 am
                      • rockey202
                        rockey202Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1:27 pm
                        That's so nice of that little boy