Nothing can make a person move faster than the parental instincts that seem to kick in as soon as you've helped bring a baby into the world.
One mother found out just how quick she was able to move when her toddler wandered towards an unsafe balcony with no guard rail.
The entire incident was captured on video, which has gone viral on Twitter.
What a CATCH. Mom of the year. https://t.co/kesqmacIK4— Barstool Sports (@Barstool Sports)1561344595.0
The clip shows a mother and her toddler exiting an elevator.
While the mother checks her phone for a moment, the toddler wanders towards a nearby railing, which he seems to believe is covered in protective glass. Before the mother can react, the child leans forward and is about to fall through the air.
Thankfully, just in the nick of time, the mother makes a superhuman lunge and manages to grab her child by the ankle, saving him from horrible injury.
Mom of the year https://t.co/HHKtEsMMl5— NC 👑 (@NC 👑)1561262769.0
Every parent watching the clip lost a year of their life to shock.
@barstoolsports Got chest pains just watching #triggered https://t.co/JF7DmgCbmH— whatever ✨forever (@whatever ✨forever)1561398068.0
@NCommentarys @_therealmami My heart dropped to my ass https://t.co/pww6PAPB9i— 👑 KAY QUEEN 👑 (@👑 KAY QUEEN 👑)1561308298.0
@barstoolsports Dear god.....breaks my heart as a parent. I guarantee you that was the worst moment in that woman'… https://t.co/7lnQ2kU58p— Michael (@Michael)1561426975.0
When a child is in danger, people come to help.
@barstoolsports Awesome to see so many people come to help.— Robert Garrett (@Robert Garrett)1561348548.0
@barstoolsports @paramc_gouda I know what the postman was tryna do but, when i first watched the video, it looked like he just dipped 😂— bruizey❤️ (@bruizey❤️)1561377186.0
@barstoolsports When you remember you left your pizza rolls in the oven https://t.co/ACMTJta22o— Ryan (@Ryan)1561345144.0
As talented as parents might be at saving children, the kids are just as good at getting themselves into trouble.
@barstoolsports Kids' daredevil stunts make even drunk college students look timid— 🇵🇷 Abu Rafa 🇺🇸 (@🇵🇷 Abu Rafa 🇺🇸)1561344731.0
@barstoolsports Kid juked right thru that guard rail.. Impressive https://t.co/vSVUxnF3hE— Tyler Ford (@Tyler Ford)1561344948.0
@barstoolsports https://t.co/I9COznKjP0— Alex Bear (@Alex Bear)1561345088.0
There was some argument online as to whether the mom was responsible for what happened.
@NCommentarys @goat_soslamy23 Is this really being mom of the year? Because I’d think the mom of the year wouldn’t… https://t.co/5SoA4epWJq— WADE=GOAT (@WADE=GOAT)1561265067.0
@MustafaDlishi @NCommentarys @goat_soslamy23 Dude what mom is perfect?— Cindy Rowe 🍚 (@Cindy Rowe 🍚)1561266016.0
@CinSoLame @MustafaDlishi @NCommentarys @goat_soslamy23 Probably the mom of the year— 🖤 (@🖤)1561289222.0
But at the end of the day, the person making such a miraculous save deserves as much credit as she can get.
@barstoolsports I raised my 3 kids before cell phones. I can tell you that accidents happened even way back then de… https://t.co/c2X1zRMbR3— Sabrina R (@Sabrina R)1561408511.0
And she did it all without even dropping her phone!
@NCommentarys @30SecFights I see she ain’t drop that phone though— L1l D3e (@L1l D3e)1561269699.0
@barstoolsports She didn't drop her cell phone either. Priorities....— JJJ (@JJJ)1561344817.0
The building will have to get their railing up to code ASAP.
@barstoolsports This is a building code violation! The spacing of the railing pickets should be spaced in a way tha… https://t.co/fcVhPk8iVu— g_a_r_y (@g_a_r_y)1561405433.0
Watch out for your kids, everyone!
Look away for a second and they're practically throwing themselves into the Grand Canyon!
@barstoolsports @RTaub_ It's frightening how fast little kids can get themselves in trouble. 😦— Theresa F (@Theresa F)1561348399.0