3-year-old saves his unconscious diabetic father by force-feeding him yogurt

December 1, 2017 7:16 pm Last Updated: December 1, 2017 7:18 pm

Children are full of surprises. As adults, we often underestimate what they can do. Every so often, you’ll hear a story about an incredible feat accomplished by a surprisingly small child—and here’s one for the books!

In 2016, Emma Jones had left her house in Droylsden to visit her mother, who lived nearby. When she returned, her husband Mark and 3-year-old son Lenny-George were together in the living room, but something felt off.

“I’d been out for about 30 minutes, and when I got back they were lying on the sofa. Mark didn’t look well, so I said, ‘What’s going on here?'” she told Manchester Evening News.

“Lenny just turned to me and said, ‘I saved daddy,'” she said.

Mark Jones is a Type-1 diabetic and requires four insulin shots a day, according to The Sun.

While Emma was away, Mark collapsed in the kitchen.

Although, Little Lenny didn’t call emergency services, he also didn’t panic. Instead, he went to the fridge to take out two tubs of Muller Crunch Corners yogurt, with the help of his little blue chair.

Unable to reach any silverware, Lenny then grabbed a plastic knife from his toy kitchen and used it to spoon the yogurt into his father’s mouth, Manchester Evening News reported.

That act alone helped to begin sending Mark’s blood sugar levels back up, which enabled him to regain consciousness and have enough strength to take his glucose tablets.

When Emma had returned, Mark’s sugar levels were only 1.1—while between four and seven is considered normal.

What surprised Emma the most is how Lenny knew exactly what to do to aid his father. His parents had never told him about Mark’s condition, according to Manchester Evening News.

Emma guessed that Lenny may have seen her feed Mark before when he had been unwell.

Nevertheless, there is no denying that Lenny’s actions saved his father.

“It’s incredible what he’s done, and how he knew to do it.” Emma said. “We are so proud!”


(Main Photo by Jill Brown, CC BY 2.0)