5-year-old carries her baby sister out of their burning home in the middle of the night. She then goes back into the flames to save many more people
Heroes can be of any size or shape.
The idea that a hero has to be big and strong, look like a movie star, and be brave all the time is, of course, not true.
The truth is that real heroes are people from all walks of life who are willing to go the extra mile to make sure that someone else is safe and happy.
We can’t all shoot laser beams from our eyes, fly through the air, or lift things that are a thousand times our own weight, but we can all make someone’s day better. We can hurt, cheer up, or heal other people with our words and actions, and that’s something we should never forget.
Now that we’re talking about heroes, it would be wrong of us not to mention the actions of a five-year-old boy named Noah. Noah is the son of Tabitha and Allen Woods, who live in Kingston, Georgia, with their family.
Allen and Tabitha have three kids together. Their names are Dakota, Noah, and Lilly. Reports say that Noah was a friendly, funny kid who loved to mess around with his younger sister, Lily.
In short, the Woods family had everything they wanted and were happy until something happened that almost ruined their lives.
On Sunday, February 9, 2020, Noah was sleeping soundly in the room he shared with Lily. When he woke up, smoke and flames were all around him.
Even though he was young and could have panicked, Noah acted quickly. He grabbed his little sister and carried her through the window. He was also able to save the family dog, but he knew there were still people inside who needed to be saved.
Then, Noah ran to his uncle’s house to wake him up. By letting him know about the fire, he was able to save the lives of those who would have died in it otherwise.
Noah’s mom, Tabitha, said that when she woke up, she saw smoke coming from her kids’ room.
“I was so scared that they were still trapped in there,” she said.
Tabitha also said that she had been teaching her son about first safety, but she had no idea that he would be so calm.
The local fire department also came to Noah’s aid. The Bartow Country Fire Department’s Fire Chief Dwayne Jamison said:
“Because of his quick actions, he alerted the rest of the family members, so a total of eight family members were able to get out of the house with only minor injuries and smoke inhalation.”
Bartow County Fire Officials think the fire in the kids’ room was caused by an electrical socket that was too full. The house didn’t have a working smoke detector, so if Noah hadn’t woken up, things could have gone very badly.
In February 2020, Noah was honored for being brave and quick to think on his feet.
At the ceremony, Fire Chief Jamison said, “Usually, we honor our firefighters by… Today, though, we’re here to honor one of our local heroes.”
Also, in Bartow County, Valentine’s Day has been named “Noah Woods Day.”
Noah has reportedly said he wants to be a police officer when he grows up, and a GoFundMe page set up for his family, whose house burned down, has raised more than $35,000.