OREM, Utah, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The parents of twin 2-year-old boys in Utah shared a video of one of the toddlers pushing a fallen dresser off of his crying twin.
Ricky and Kayli Shoff said they woke up Thursday at their Orem home and looked at their baby monitor to see their twin sons, Brock and Bowdy, playing around a dresser that had fallen face-down in their room.
"We woke up and looked at the camera to see if they were still sleeping and saw it was down, but they were playing around, so we didn't know if it had landed on them," Kayli Shoff told KSL-TV.
The parents reviewed the monitor footage and soon discovered how the dresser fell. A video Kayli posted to YouTube shows the boys climbing on the dresser when it falls and lands on Brock.
A second video shows Bowdy get to work helping his brother.
"Bowdy just came around and assess the situation thinking, 'I needed to help my twin brother. What do I do here?' He tried to lift it at first, then he pushed with all of his might and pushed [the dresser] off his brother," Shoff said. "I really believe in a twin bond. You always hear that and I believe these two have it."
Ricky Shoff said he and his wife wanted to use the video to raise awareness about the need to bolt dressers and other furniture items to the walls.
"I've been a little hesitant to post this," he wrote in a Facebook post. "But I feel it's not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible. We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share. We know Bowdy was not alone in moving the dresser off of Brock. And feel blessed that he is OK. Please make sure all your dressers are bolted and secured to the wall. Please share."
The parents said they bolted the dresser immediately after watching the video.
"I think physically, you can't child proof your house a hundred percent," Kayli told KUTV. She said the incident helped her realize "I can do this one thing to make my home a little bit more safe for my children."