8-year-old honored for saving choking classmate

NORMAN, okay. – An Oklahoma elementary school student was honored by his school for rescuing a classmate who was choking on a chicken nugget.

8-year-old Garrett Brown had learned the Heimlich maneuver and used it to save his friend’s life.

“My dad used to teach me whenever I was choking, so he taught me how to do it in case someone else is doing it,” Brown said.

The victim’s mother is so grateful that he helped.

“It was extremely scary knowing that my kid could choke on food in a matter of seconds, you know, at school when you’re not there. There aren’t enough words to be grateful for his rescue,” the victim’s mother said.

“You’re my best friend in the world I’ve ever had,” the victim told Garrett.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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