It is a common misconseption that children do not have anything of importance to say. The following story proves this theory wrong as a child saves not only himself, but also his family. Listen to this inspiring story here!
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Brevin Hunter, 6, was playing on his Xbox when he heard the wail of the siren. “Please, Mom. Let’s go down in the basement.”
Lisa Hunter heard it, too. But the skies looked deceptively calm, so she thought it was just a drill, or perhaps a few overly cautious officials jumping the gun.
Brevin wouldn’t let up. “Please, Mom. This is what they teach us in school. When you hear the siren, you need to go somewhere safe.”
On Sunday evening, Hunter credited her son for saving their lives. She, Brevin and her oldest son, Brody, 11, grabbed a futon and went to the basement, just minutes before the tornado slammed into their duplex.
“There’s no way I would have gone if he hadn’t kept nagging me,” she said from Crossroads Methodist Church, where dazed and disoriented Washington residents gathered and waited, hoping to be let back into whatever was left of their homes.
Lucinda Gresham, a nurse volunteering at the church, also attributed the family’s safety to young Brevin. “They are alive today because of that boy,” she said.
On Monday, Brevin basked in the media glare, interviewed in camouflage pajamas that he had selected from a box of donated clothes at the church.
“It was not so hard,” he said about his heroics. He demonstrated how he had curled into a ball and protected his head while turbulent weather picked up tables and lawn mowers and tossed them about like toys.
His only regret? That he had to leave his video game, Minecraft, without saving because they had to take cover so quickly. “Now I have to start over,” he said.