6-Year-Old Saves Mom's Life With Skills Learned From Mrs. Doubtfire


Amira Fortin, a six-year-old girl in Oregon, saved her choking mother’s life on Friday when she quickly gave her the Heimlich, thanks to knowledge she gained from the film Mrs. Doubtfire. This is the best news.

Although we should probably not regularly use CPR we learn in movies — that’s how ribs get broken and people playing cardiothoracic surgeon cut into major veins and kill people — but still, this is very cool and also, inspired me to sign up for a class at the Red Cross. Feel free to choke near me and I’ll tell the press that I learned how to do the Heimlich via Mrs. Doubtfire and my amateur training!


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