moving dat mattress Flickr-CC-Drift WordsIf Konrad Lightner and his wife, Jennifer had not been stuck in an elevator for 30 minutes earlier in the day, they would not have been at exactly the right place to rescue a child who fell from a third-story window.

It was moving day for the Burbank, California couple, when they were exiting the apartment carrying another load — this time, the box spring mattress to their bed.

They saw a toddler dangling from something like a television cable and placed the mattress under the window just before he fell.

Konrad guided the boy to fall on the mattress instead of the pavement. Paramedics who were called to the scene said it saved the boy’s life.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from KGO San Francisco)

File Flickr photo-CC by Drift Words – Thanks to Jim Kelly for sending the link!


  1. The timing is quite amazing! After being stuck in the elevator for half an hour, this couple was at the right place at the right time for this young boy and his family.
    It’s easy to complain about what goes wrong for us on a particular day… like getting stuck in an elevator.
    But so much else goes RIGHT every day that we don’t notice AT ALL.
    Just waking up in the morning is a series of miracles – being able to see, hear, breathe, sit up and rise to the day without pain. Be attentive to what is going well for you. It’ll make you happier!

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