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Florida boy, 9, makes dramatic catch to save falling baby brother

By Ben Hooper
Florida boy, 9, makes dramatic catch to save falling baby brother
A 9-year-old boy swoops in to rescue his falling baby brother. Screenshot: ABC 7 Chicago/Facebook

BAL HARBOUR, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A Florida family's security camera captured the moment a 9-year-old boy made a spectacular catch to save his 11-month-old brother from hitting the floor.

A security camera inside the Bal Harbour home was rolling last month when Tila Levi placed her 11-month-old son on the changing table and turned her back to talk to her other children.

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The baby hangs a leg off the table for a moment before rolling off the side, appearing as if he's destined for a head-first landing, but his 9-year-old brother, Joseph, swoops in from off-camera and catches the infant before he hits the floor.

"At first I said, 'I messed up. I did something wrong,'" Levi told WSVN-TV, "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."

Joseph said he felt like he was being aided by a higher power.

"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."

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