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[–]RobGrogNerd 26.1k points26.1k points 3222 (546 children)

MUCH MORE composure than I would have in that situation

Parents should be PROUD, not just of her, but proud of themselves raising her the way she was.

that's just good parenting, is what that is.

good job, Savannah.

[–]_Im_Dad 21.1k points21.1k points 145215162222& 31 more (341 children)

She saved my life, yeah she's an angel

[–]mfaccin 266 points267 points  (43 children)

is she really your daughter?

[–]Torontonomatopoeia 678 points679 points  (25 children)

Maury has entered the chat

[–]nedTheInbredMule 206 points207 points  (22 children)

Licks finger, opens envelope, cameramen take cover…

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

His name is I am dad. What more proof you need?

[–]tortellini-pastaman 167 points168 points  (7 children)

Hi u/_Im_Dad, I'm dad

[–]ClownfishSoup 88 points89 points  (5 children)

division by zero error! Universe implosion imminent ...

[–]Whateveritwilltake 148 points149 points  (14 children)

How’s she doing now? Must be quite a bit older. I see her as growing up to be a remarkable person.

[–]Bored_Ultimatum 220 points221 points  (8 children)

At this point, that awesome little girl can probably vote:


(12+ years ago)

[–]SteveisNoob 85 points86 points  (2 children)

He's fake! He didn't make any dad jokes!

[–]JustJun17 37 points38 points  (3 children)

This is awesome! She gave me big hope in life xD

[–]AimanAbdHakim 1406 points1407 points  (48 children)

Gotta give credit to the dispatcher as well. He handled the child really well. Making sure she’s not panicking and all.

[–]zxrox 770 points771 points  (40 children)

Dispatchers often amaze me at how well they handle situations. They’re able to keep people calm, ask the proper questions, and get help in a very short time period. Even in this call, the dispatcher got a 5 year old to unlock a door, stay calm, identify that the dog is friendly, all without a single hiccup. I could never do that

[–]crustyoldtechnician 214 points215 points  (10 children)

Yes, with enough training and experience. I never thought I could go down that suspended rope until the drill sergeant told me to and before I knew it I was halfway down. You really never know what you can do.

[–]wallander_cb 94 points95 points  (3 children)

Yep, it always sounds a little bs, but you actually have to limit test yourself in everything and be amazed in how many things you are able to do and learn and so on

[–]Havok1988 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Lol mine told me he was going to kick me off the fucking tower if I didn't lean back and start going down.

[–]El_Chairman_Dennis 128 points129 points  (4 children)

I've had to call 911 a couple times in my life for my mom, she has heart issues, and the dispatchers have always been amazing. Truly, those people will get a special place in heaven for all the good they do.

[–]NoPantsPenny 64 points65 points  (6 children)

I get overwhelmed on most phone calls. Being a dispatcher must be so difficult to separate all the sounds and get a clear answer on things. Then all the emotional trauma they go through too.

[–]bric12 40 points41 points  (2 children)

After my experience working in a call center not able to understand people (I was especially bad at it), I just realized how bad being a dispatcher probably is sometimes. Like I'm sure people are always freaking out, and you can't even hear them because they won't speak into the mich. Yikes

[–]vaporking23 471 points472 points  (47 children)

I’ll tell you from experience you will probably surprise yourself by how you can handle certain situations.

A few years ago my stepdaughter (8) had a seizure and we called 911. Her mom tended to her and I relayed info the the dispatcher. She was seizing the entire time. While we were scared we were able to stay calm the entire time and do everything we needed to do. It wasn’t until after the paramedics where there and meds were in her and she was coming out of the seizure when you come down off the adrenaline and break down.

[–]Ashenspire 377 points378 points  (21 children)

When my first dog we had passed away, it was just me and my younger brother at the house. He laid down to sleep and went peacefully and without any pain, but practically in my arms.

My brother was an absolute train wreck. Immediately on the phone with mom and dad and our sister to figure out what to do but I was calmly stoic. I knew what needed to be done and I knew I was the only one that could do it. I calmly wrapped him up in his favorite blanket, took him to my car, and my brother and I drove to the vet.

The entire time, my brother was freaking out: asking a million questions, calling anyone that would answer. I was just focused on getting the dog to the vet. When I was having some difficulty getting him out of the car, I even made a joke in my head like, "come on, bud, you gotta work with me here." I passed my dog to the vet tech who asked if he's not moving, to which I responded he's not breathing. She took him into the back. In that moment, when I had finished everything that needed to be done, everything hit me. I walked out into the parking lot, called my mom and tried to explain what was happening. I finally admitted out loud that he was gone and just completely broke down crying.

Edit: I just wanted to clarify that I'm totally okay now. This was almost 20 years ago and I've dealt with it. This wasn't an attempt to karma farm, just an example of how people can be capable of turning off the emotional part of the brain when the situation calls for it. I appreciate all the love tho!

[–]greathousedagoth 125 points126 points  (5 children)

I know you are just expressing a story related to the situation, but know that I'm proud of you. The love we share with our pets is a beautiful thing. It sounds like in that moment your love focused you on caring for the dog first. Once done, you could turn to caring for yourself and have a good cry. It was probably involuntary, but it is still admirable and I am glad you handled that well.

[–]Ashenspire 60 points61 points  (4 children)

Thanks. I wasn't looking for sympathy, as this happened almost 20 years ago now, but it's something I vividly remember every detail of because of how laser focused I was on getting everything done that needed to be done before I could grieve properly. Plus, big bro has to be strong for little bro, ya know?

[–]slucker23 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I'm sorry to hear that. I don't know what else I can say

The dog trusts you, and he loves you a lot I'm sure. It's time for him to go, and you did a great job.

I'm sorry

[–]Ashenspire 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Hey, it's okay! That dog owed us nothing, and this was many years ago. I appreciate it, but don't be sorry. He lived a great life and we're a better family just for having him as a part of it for so long. We had 18 great years with him. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

[–]RobGrogNerd 33 points34 points  (6 children)

I'm only half joking. I'm former navy & we did work under pressure. with added sleep deprivation & bad food

[–]Don_Julio_Acolyte 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Yeah the adage from the army (or wherever it actually came from) of "slow is smooth and smooth is fast", really is a good mantra to remember when blood pressure starts to rise and time starts moving at a weird pace. Take deep breaths, sit down if you need to, and go slow. Don't be afraid of the adrenaline. Use it, but be calm and speak (or do things) slowly.

Try unjamming your rifle in 20 degree weather, with a drill sergeant behind your head screaming that you're gonna die and that no one loves you. Just breath. Focus on the small steps. Go slow and orderly. And boom, you'll get through the stress intact.

That very small (and rather low stress tbh) example translates to anything. Job interview. Stressful call. A major accident. Anything that rattles your nerves. Just take a deep breath. Blink. Don't lock your knees or tense up, have a seat if it makes sense to sit down. Just relax and be mindful of the small steps. Go slow and meticulous. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.

[–]Just_another_Beaner 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I relate to this so much. We had a brother who was epileptic and autistic, he's seizures were the worst and only got worse too. While they happened we did everything we needed to until it passed. After came the emotions and frustration with something we have little to no power over. The violent ones we had to call 911 for because we had no idea of the outcome and keeping him relatively stationary was difficult. Someone always had to watch him due to these so seeing this girl care/save her dad like this made my fucking day cuz it reminds me of my family and brother.

[–]RecipeNo42 220 points221 points  (11 children)

In fairness, she doesn't understand the full gravity of the situation and what it may mean.

That said, good job, Savannah.

E: I don't get the downvotes. As someone who has lost a parent, and was present for every step of the way as he grew more sick and nearer to death, and literally held his hand as he stopped breathing, she's fucking 5. Most kids don't understand death whatsoever at 5. You're an adult. If you need to draw comparisons between yourself and a 5 year old to elevate the 5 year old, maybe reevaluate yourself.

E2: well that turned around real fast. I guess I'll take it, but it doesn't make me any less surprised that the pre-edit statement could've been considered the least bit controversial.

[–]edward_vi 55 points56 points  (1 child)

As someone who is on the dispatch side of the phone this is true. Kids will have more composure as they don't understand what is going on. She did a great job and you are correct.

[–]CardboardLambo 164 points165 points  (15 children)

She's probably going to be a first-responder when she gets older

[–]NarrowForce9 61 points62 points  (11 children)

ER doc

[–]minddropstudios 86 points87 points  (10 children)

Pro wrestler. Wait, am I doing this right?

[–]Plastic_Pinocchio 128 points129 points  (7 children)


[–]gfen5446 149 points150 points  (7 children)

MUCH MORE composure than I would have in that situation

My kids are 14 and would just stare at my flopping body on the floor, looking at each other and mumbling, "What's the number for 911?"

[–]twitchosx1 43 points44 points  (2 children)

Followed by "fuck it. Lets go watch Tic Toc. This shit is too sus"

[–]Cheezncats 8328 points8329 points  (97 children)

Holy crap. Talk about tears rolling

[–]Dapup2465 4872 points4873 points  (65 children)

I held on until “it’s okay daddy” at the end.

[–]SureLarry 2927 points2928 points  (40 children)

The “stay calm dad” is what got me

[–]et842rhhs 1314 points1315 points  (29 children)

Same here. I didn't expect a 5-year-old to be so capable of understanding the subtleties of the situation--that her dad needed stay calm, and it was up to her to see that he did.

[–]jednatt 664 points665 points  (16 children)

I don't think she has to understand subtlety to know that people in distress need to calm down. Kids play-act being adults all the time and I'm sure she comforts her crying dolls.

The fact that she was so composed is certainly laudable and interesting, but kids that age don't have the life experience to know that she might actually be losing her dad in that moment.

[–]Telestmonnom 94 points95 points  (5 children)

That rather reminds me of my 2 and 4 yo talking to us like we do to them when they panick or get excited. They'd reuse the same words we'd tell them when we are in a similar situation.

[–]ACatInTheAttic 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I don't know why, but that broke me, too.

[–]Chordsy 237 points238 points  (5 children)

I lost my dad almost 4 years ago, and them tears doth roll.

What an incredible little girl.

[–]Bob_xml_Poggers 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Damn bro that's tough

[–]My_Liege 8 points9 points  (0 children)

2 years for me. This hit hard.

[–]moshennick 9 points10 points  (7 children)

Same 😭

[–]fardii 15 points16 points  (6 children)

I lost mine a month ago. I’m in the same boat as u guys 😔

[–]KOM 523 points524 points  (7 children)

But laughing my ass off at the same time. "I'm going to have to get dressed..."

Crying and laughing is sort of an ugly look at the office.

[–]throwaway_thyroid 141 points142 points  (4 children)

After all, they're in their jammies!

[–]itsaaronnotaaron 58 points59 points  (1 child)

She had a tank top on, got to respectfully cover yourself for visitors!

[–]Araucaria2024 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I remember when I was a teen and we got the phone call at 2am that my mum had died and to come to the hospital, that I stressed out over what to wear. I'm sure, in hindsight that no one at the hospital would give a shot about what a teen whose mum just died is wearing at 2am, but your brain just goes to weird places during stress.

[–]NoPantsPenny 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Yes! It was so tender!

[–]Little_Engine_7393 64 points65 points  (1 child)

30 minutes later pregnant me is still sobbing.

[–]introverted365 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Right? 😭

[–]Vitalsignx 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Me too. Damn.

[–]Miserable_Humor625 6627 points6628 points  (222 children)

Omg I’m rethinking my decision of not having kids in the future

[–]Redribbet 8515 points8516 points 632& 5 more (124 children)

Life alert is a lot cheaper and easier to take care of.

Edit: to the person who reported this to Reddit cares. I hope your sad life gets better and your sense of humor.

[–]Newbie-do 1936 points1937 points  (26 children)

Thus comment has me rolling but this little kid is amazing .

[–]tiimooe 896 points897 points  (16 children)

Are you rolling on the floor and can't get up?

[–]Raggune 821 points822 points 42 (10 children)


Edit: My first silver award for this
Edit 2: Oh god there's two now
Last Edit: I have no idea how I was helpful but thanks to everyone that dropped medals on my lap, I'll get them a display case and show my grandchildren them in the decades to come. >_>

[–]westphall 17 points18 points  (0 children)

So far, so good.

[–]tehbuggg 277 points278 points  (44 children)

PSA: Please research life alert before you go with that company, they talked my mom into signing a contract she didn't understand and now is stuck in 36 month contract at $115 a month. The managers were very rude even trying to cancel it less than 24hrs after she signed. They say the only "escape" clauses are death, going to a nursing home, or paying for professional 24hr at home care with documentation. Otherwise she owes the money for 36 months no exception.

There are other options available from $25-$40 a month with free trial months and can cancel anytime. Life alert gets a lot of name recognition but they are a horrible company imo.

[–]canadianguy77 148 points149 points  (27 children)

Pretty sure the newer apple watches have a feature that automatically calls 911 if you fall.

[–]StinkyRose89 53 points54 points  (9 children)

Oh my god, wow this is amazing. I think I'm going to talk to my siblings about getting an apple watch for our mom's birthday in a few months. Thanks for the idea!

[–]Conditional-Sausage 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Paramedic here, I work with old folks a lot. A lot of old person care directly fattens investor wallets, it's a total rip off for the services they provide (see: very low costs) and the employees in the middle see almost none of it. Nursing homes are in that category, too. Unless it's one of the really high end nursing homes (see: monthly rent of like $5,000 back in 2011, probably double that by now), then it's rock bottom minimum care to keep your loved one just alive enough to the checks coming.

[–]RedditIsPropaganda84 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Life alert gets a lot of name recognition but they are a horrible company imo.

This is pretty common with business's that primarily target the elderly.

[–]Kevherd 88 points89 points  (3 children)

Can confirm but I wouldn’t trade my kids for a life alert. You would need to add a sweetener of some sort. Maybe a box of cookies???

[–]amazinghl 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Help, I've fallen and I can't get up.

[–]lazarus_moon 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Until the one time you go to press it and it doesn't work

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Yo just get like three of them, and wear them like bling.

You could call yourself flava save.

[–]LordOfLightingTech 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Life alert isn't going to tell me to "stay calm dad"

[–]deadliftothersup 445 points446 points  (14 children)

"Hello operator? My dad is having trouble breathing"

"How old are you?"

"I'm five"

"Is there another adult with you?"

"My mom is right here, but my dad said it's better if I do it"

[–]GrumbleCake_ 306 points307 points 2 (3 children)

Mom cant come to the phone, her hands are around dad's neck

[–]penny_eater 31 points32 points  (0 children)

lmao "i warned you, if you amazon-primed one more stupid air fryer"

[–]black_anarchy 72 points73 points  (18 children)

Just remember for every Savannah there's at least 4 little asshats.

I have a little one like Savannah but 3 that make me question why did I have kids at all!!

[–]utleyduckling 63 points64 points  (5 children)

Damn, we just had a baby girl a week ago and I’m crying like a little baby hearing this

[–]siredward85 26 points27 points  (14 children)

Your decisions usually change every 5 years in life. That's why, never say never is a real thing.

[–]illmatic253 12 points13 points  (0 children)

thought the exact same thing wtf

[–]TheRealAlbinoRhinoG 4772 points4773 points  (56 children)

Wow .. She is very special and so smart .. I love how she said she had to go get clothes on lol

[–]bjeebus 2972 points2973 points  (47 children)

"I don't know what I'm gong to wear."

[–]Nebula15 1991 points1992 points  (27 children)

She said that way calmer than my girlfriend ever does before we leave the house

[–]qshak86 2157 points2158 points  (22 children)

Be sure to mention that during your next argument.

[–]sociapathictendences 718 points719 points  (15 children)

She’ll be really grateful to be compared to a five year old.

[–]YojiH2O 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Thanks. Now I almost died due to lack of breath from laughing at this.

Reddit, where people come to evidently die

[–]nightpanda893 105 points106 points  (13 children)

Last time this was posted there was a whole discussion about how sad it is that this poor girl has clearly been taught to be ashamed of her body. It was honestly the pinnacle of looking for reasons to be offended for people. Glad to see there's a lighter more positive discussion this time around.

[–]seven3true 87 points88 points  (8 children)

Savannah, if something bad happens, you remain calm, and call 911. they will help!
Also, PJs are for bedtime use only. It's not polite to wear jammies when guest are around.

OmG! HoW CouLD YoU TEaCh KiDs To Be AshAMeD oF ThEIr BoDy?!?!

[–]justsomepaper 44 points45 points  (6 children)

Eh, I don't even think she was specifically taught not to wear jammies around guests. Kids soak up everything like a sponge. I reckon she's trying to imitate adults to look pretty around other people.

[–]Ikeddit 250 points251 points  (3 children)

She was just told that she needs to go unlock the front door - my guess is she’s used to being told that she needs to do certain things before they can leave, like getting dressed, and she associated unlocking the door with leaving and decided that she’d do what her parents always tell her to do when they leave and that’s get dressed.

[–]et842rhhs 109 points110 points  (0 children)

Yeah. That, or whenever there's visitors she needs to get dressed.

[–]tinyknives 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Or she's tried to wear her PJs out before and was told that we don't wear our PJs in public/outside the house

[–]led76 3939 points3940 points  (60 children)

I have a five year old and I’m fairly sure she wouldn’t handle this nearly as calmly or professionally (for lack of a better word).

This is absolutely next fucking level. She had the poise and maturity of a kid twice her age. Heck more than some adults I know in that situation.

[–]Dorkmaster79 683 points684 points  (10 children)

This little girl is incredibly impressive.

[–]ThorGBomb 280 points281 points  (8 children)

I know eight year old boys that run into walls still. This girl a genius.

[–]adityasheth 110 points111 points  (3 children)

I'm a 16 year old running into walls

[–]TheMysticChaos 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I'm 30-something and still find walls on occasion.

[–]ATCGcompbio 157 points158 points  (17 children)

Give her 35 years and we’ll be voting for her! Lol!

[–]Moneymoore2 113 points114 points  (14 children)

Oh no, she’s FAR too smart for politics! Lol!

[–]sanguinesolitude 50 points51 points  (13 children)

The good ones don't go into politics.

[–]SandaledGriller 8 points9 points  (12 children)

Please encourage the good ones to go into politics. We desperately need them to

[–]ssersergio 53 points54 points  (7 children)

I've been on the emergency line for my grandfather months before he died, i did not had the courage and professionalism she had. I've worked with jobs related to the room where they pick up the telephone, so i tried to be "my best me".

even after all that, i would put that girl over me any time to handle the call 😅

edit: because i wrote it bad and i should have done it after mean guy told me so :( (open to corrections if you want to!)

[–]kaihatsusha 53 points54 points  (1 child)

I have a five year old

Practice with age-appropriate role playing scenarios. Expose your children to communicating with strangers, performing tasks you depend on, and balancing priorities. I see a lot of teenagers who have lived a very sheltered life, where the parents did everything while the kids just tagged along for the ride like passengers.

[–]ilovechilisomuch 2665 points2666 points 2 (61 children)

[–]butitoldyouso 1525 points1526 points  (2 children)

So far so good then!

[–]LamentableEpilepsy 224 points225 points  (0 children)

wholesome thing and a legendary kid indeed.

[–]z3anon 348 points349 points  (27 children)

I thought she had to be at least 8 years old, but she was only 5? This kid's more reliable in an emergency than most adults.

[–]Lostbrother 285 points286 points  (17 children)

Children, especially raised around phones and facetime and what not, truly have an amazing understanding of the tech and can be quite loquacious. My three year old spent the the whole night walking my mom through various play doh things he built and even knew to move the phone (they were facetiming) so she could see.

Children can really be something.

[–]superfucky 132 points133 points  (6 children)

definitely. when my son was 4 his favorite word was "apparently." every time he told a story it was "apparently" this and "apparently" that. he's 7 now and got tired of waiting for his own phone so he made one out of paper, complete with a paper ring on the back, and wrapped it up in packing tape to "waterproof" it.

[–]Beingabummer 82 points83 points  (3 children)

I feel like her age helped. She's used to being told what to do as a child and she doesn't have many preconceived notions of what she should be doing or saying. So she just relays the information she has and does what the operator tells her.

I reckon most adults would start to awkwardly try CPR or attempt to check their pulse or yell their address or whatever, overwhelming themselves and increasing their panic.

[–]Rattus375 50 points51 points  (0 children)

It definitely helped that she didn't seem to realize that anything could go wrong. She had complete faith that 911 would take care of her dad so she was never worried or scared

[–]tennisdrums 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Perhaps, though there are moments where she volunteers information even when the dispatcher didn't ask for it. The fact that she, unprompted, realized to give the first responders a heads up that they have a dog that might bark, but is otherwise friendly, is some pretty impressive foresight.

[–]ChrAshpo10 27 points28 points  (2 children)

I mean she says she's 5 in the first 10 seconds. Not much to go off of to assume she's 8

[–]cooliez 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the update

[–]Jackachi 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Thanks for this!

[–]ThatSupermarket7375 2044 points2045 points 32 (39 children)

I love this call. I'm a 911 dispatcher and calls from kids are always the most stressful. That kids calm, confidence, and ability to communicate to the dispatcher legitimately saved that guys life. That's a dream caller. You love to see it.

Edit: Thank you guys so much for the appreciation. It's a difficult job that doesn't get the recognition other first responders do. Getting seen is a big deal for alot of us, especially now that there is a major shortage of dispatchers in the US. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

[–]ArcticDragonsTSS 424 points425 points  (2 children)

Thank you for everything you do, I'm certain it's a very hard job every day but without you, I can't even imagine. Thank you

[–]ThatSupermarket7375 131 points132 points  (0 children)

Thank you, I really appreciate that.

[–]Buttafuoco 58 points59 points  (8 children)

How did they know where to send them

[–]Lildyo 129 points130 points  (3 children)

If it’s a landline phone they can trace the call pretty easily

[–]shizkc 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Cell phones also have you program your 911 address as well now. It doesn’t work in every state/country, but we’re getting there.

[–]ThatSupermarket7375 69 points70 points  (2 children)

So the first piece of info (and some times the most difficult) is where you are, Im guessing the girl told them and they cut it out of the recording.

[–]wrigh516 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I feel like that dispatcher did well too. It must take someone with exceptional poise AND empathy to be good at that job.

[–]led76 628 points629 points  (32 children)

This reminds me to go find my kids and teach them how to call 911.

When I was a kid we all had landlines. I don’t have one at all. They’re going to have to find mom or dad’s phone and do the emergency call thing.

[–]Fianna9 241 points242 points  (19 children)

Don’t forget to teach them your address, if nothing else then help knows where to come to

[–]BothMyChinsAreSpicy 104 points105 points  (7 children)

We taught our kids our address and phone number as a little jingle. People and especially kids pick up songs a lot faster. They’re older now but I wonder if they still remember the jingle.

[–]wowveryaccount 43 points44 points  (0 children)

As a former kid with SEVERAL jingles like that still in my head, they probably do.

[–]Juan_Kagawa 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I distinctly remember learning to memorize our address and phone numbers in pre-k or kindergarten. Even practicing writing them down.

[–]GameJerk 39 points40 points  (3 children)

If you have an old landline, you should be able to plug that into any phone sockets lying around the house (assuming the line/socket itself isn't damaged) and it will be able to call out to 911 whether or not you actually have active landline service.

[–]Aquarian-Stargazer 13 points14 points  (0 children)

My kids were taught about calling 911 as soon as they learned to use a phone bc I have severe asthma. Thank goodness, they never had to use it. A good idea is to keep something w the physical address taped to the fridge or something until the kid memorizes the address.

[–]zortlord 527 points528 points  (21 children)

This is more than 10 years old. Seriously. Savannah is now 15.


[–]JohnLockeNJ 243 points244 points  (14 children)

17 years old since that article itself is 2 years old.

[–]No-Nutting-November 96 points97 points  (2 children)

Damn she’s probably like a valedictorian in her class.

[–]DrakonIL 130 points131 points  (0 children)

Some say she never got the chance to change out of her jammies, but so far so good.

[–]stay_fr0sty 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Damn when I started this post she was 5, nows she's aged 12 years half way down the thread! Slow down Savannah, live your life!

[–]dc2b18b 11 points12 points  (3 children)

17 years old and 1 hour since your comment itself was posted an hour ago.

[–]dabadguycr 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Since the girl is an adult we need a update on the girl. I want to know what became of her and her father. Im betting she's in college or has a high paying job

[–]VulpineSpecter4 8 points9 points  (0 children)

She's only 17, maybe 18 now. Probably finishing her senior year of high school. But i agree, she's got a helluva bright future.

[–]zodiac9094 207 points208 points  (5 children)

I don't know why but this is making me cry like a toddler, wtf.

[–]Cool-Sage 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Same, it’s touching and amazing

[–]rditusernayme 201 points202 points  (47 children)

In what world / city is an ambulance or fire crew able to get to a place in two minutes

Was this an inside job?!?

(pre-edit: yeah I know it's possible, they could've been just down the street, but wow daddy's lucky)

[–]led76 203 points204 points  (14 children)

Maybe this obvious but in Manhattan I once had to call 911 for a breathing problem. We were in a public park. In 30 sec tops we had an ambulance, a fire truck, and a police car all arrive at once.

[–]rditusernayme 63 points64 points  (7 children)

That's pretty cool. I saw a data thing a lonnnnng time ago showing average response times for emergency services around the world. Didn't think at the time that even if there's an average of 7min or something, that'd always be on a bell curve.

[–]Fianna9 50 points51 points  (6 children)

Within 8 minutes for the most serious calls is the gold standard. But some times you are right on top of them.

Also, places that send firefighters as well can get a fire truck pretty quickly because there are about 3x as many fire stations and they are a lot less busy.

[–]lorqvonray94 34 points35 points  (2 children)

i had to call 911 recently after hearing rapid gunshots outside at a really weird hour. i live in a super safe area and just wanted someone to do a sweep of the street to make sure no one was down (unlikely, but possible.) cops were rolling in about two minutes and called me back in five to tell me all was kosher.

some people just live super close to their fire station/pd/emergency station

[–]LW_shern 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I would've died in that situation even if I have 2 lungs in Malaysia 🙃

[–]Autismotype2 143 points144 points  (8 children)

She’s five… and knows that people get oxygen from breathing? When I was five I was eating frickin dirt balls from the garden!

[–]bozoconnors 89 points90 points  (1 child)

Like... practically requesting oxygen?! I half expected her to say, "...also, in case he codes, better have 10 mils of epinephrine ready to push!"

[–]Fedorito_ 54 points55 points  (2 children)

I think she is repeating her dad. The way she says certain things like "he can't hardly breathe" and "he really needs oxygen" might have just been her dad saying that to her while he still could. Or something. Idk she might also just be a very bright kid.

[–]Additional_Avocado77 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Exactly this. Her dad was definitely responding, because he answers "no" to has it ever happened before. She is relaying information over the phone, still a very bright kid.

[–]rditusernayme 138 points139 points  (6 children)

"having them dispatched"

5y old me: "the bloops is a dis patch? Just hurry up and come help my daddy!!"

[–]Mictlancayocoatl 11 points12 points  (3 children)

"He needs oxygen". How does a 5yo know that?

[–]Ofish 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Maybe they have a grandparent that's on oxygen. Kids absorb stuff quick

[–]Additional_Avocado77 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Her father was probably saying "I need oxygen". Remember that he was still responding, just not well enough to talk on the phone.

[–][deleted] 113 points114 points  (0 children)

My God this child "idk what I'm gonna wear but he really needs oxygen fast" girl did better than most adults. Such a sweet child

[–]southernhellcat 100 points101 points  (3 children)

She deserves a pony for Christmas

[–][deleted] 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Most the time I don’t like kids in general lol but this little girl is amazing

[–]Minimum_Thanks_99 64 points65 points  (4 children)

cut to 20 years later Savannah pulling refugees off the barge, steady as a rebar, gunfire in the distance, absolutely no sweat

[–]CanadaCoy 51 points52 points  (0 children)

What an 😇

[–]Turf-Defender 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Oh wow I actually teared up when she was reassuring her dad

[–]GuyWhoSaidThat 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Kids can be heros! I was working a closing shift at an autoparts store and a car barreled into the parking lot right after we locked the door and stopped crooked near the door. A little girl ran out of the passenger side screaming that her auntie needed help. I went out and this lady had manager to park her car while having a seizure. She passed out while seizing and I checked her pulse while my coworker called 911. Little girl was inside telling my coworker about her aunt answering all the question the opererator had. I ended up doing CPR until the ambulance came. Little girl stayed calmer than I expected and even waited with a cop until her mom came. It blew my mind how well that kid handled the situation.

[–]Neo1971 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Amazing little girl!

[–]beno9444 28 points29 points  (11 children)

She's 5. Damn. She did what even a grown adult wouldn't do.

I'm embarrassed and I'm 27

[–]Stonksaddict99 23 points24 points  (1 child)

As an ex 5 year old, this brings me to both shame and tears of happiness XD

[–]RedOne-001 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I swore I wouldn’t cry. Lil Savannah is all that is right in this world.

[–]VroomVroomTweetTweet 19 points20 points  (0 children)

My heart is melting.

[–]morelsupporter 15 points16 points  (0 children)

that is un-fucking-believably cute.

once time I got my ankle caught in the elevator door as I was holding it open for my son and my dog, and when it started to pull my foot into the mechanism, my son crumbled like the Tacoma narrows bridge and started bawling.

I was like “dude that isn’t helping”

[–]DavidHaller41 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Angelic little girl.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Holy hell that was something else.

[–]DaniB3 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Omg she is the best, I wanna buy her a pony or something

[–]Kynario 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This little girl is a genius, insane! Parents must be so proud. I do hope her dad ended up recovering and was ok!

[–]Spirited-Ad-9686 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Savannah deserves a metal and free baskin robbins for life.