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Ring doorbell captures UPS driver’s lightning-fast reflexes when 4-year-old is pinned by 100-lb. package

Ring doorbells have the ability to record what’s happening at your front door. This can be helpful when you don’t feel up to answering for strangers, or if someone tries to break into your front home. That being said, they also happen to record all of the big moments that happen on your front porch. For one family, their Ring Doorbell captured a lightning-fast UPS driver saving a little boy from being crushed by a heavy package twice his size.

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Marco Angel, th UPS driver/hero
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UPS driver with lightning speed

At the time of the incident, Max Pratt was four years old. He had made it his duty to bring in all packages delivered to the house by UPS drivers. As a favor to his parents. On this particular day, the package delivered was double Max’s height and weight.

The footage recorded by the family’s ring doorbell shows little Max struggling to get his arms around the box to pick it up. Eventually, the whole thing topples forward, pinning him between the gate and the screen door. In a feeble attempt, Max called out for help. But, that’s when the package finally came tumbling down on top of him, and he cried out.

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Max Pratt, four year old
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Suddenly, a UPS driver came running from across the street. He ran so fast, it was as if he had lightning-speed superpowers. It turns out, Marco, the UPS driver, has kids of his own, and the dad instincts just kicked in. In an interview with WBBM, Marco said, “I pictured my boys in his situation, obviously, and you go into full parent mode, full dad mode.”

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“He was so nice.”

Traci Pratt, Max’s mom, said Marco was really quick to save her son. “He didn’t even look when he came back for traffic,” Pratt said. “He just heard him scream, ‘Help’ and booked it.” She then added that she had tried to pick u the package, but Marco insisted on bringing it inside for her. “I went to get the package and he was like, ‘No, no, no. I’m taking it inside for you. Where do you want me to put it?’” Pratt said. “He was so nice.”

Traci says that Max is a typical busybody four-year-old. He likes to keep himself busy all the time, so he wants to do everything. “Oh my gosh, he wants to do everything. Which is good,” she said. “I’m all about independence, but safety too. It’s a balance.” But, following the package incident, Max’s parents spoke to him bout answering the door alone or asking for help with large packages.

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Lightning speed to save Max
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Honorary hero

When this clip was posted to a subreddit forum, people were amazed at the UPS driver’s skils. “The call to action, the boy’s look of disbelief when he’s saved… This is the most Superman-like scene I’ve ever seen.” Then, another person explicitly wrote, “Guardian f****** angel… I strive to be like this man,”

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One person was convinced by the clip that Marco is a father himself. They wrote: “I guarantee that guy is a parent. That little scared voice will immediately kick on ‘parent mode’ and you have zero control to try to save them. You don’t even think; your body just moves.”

Lastly, another person wrote, “Kid tried to do something and got in over his head. Box looks like it could have been 30lbs and if so I doubt that kid weights 40-50lbs. No harm, just a tall, awkward shape/weight box for the height. Mad respect and glad the UPS guy was paying attention and did what he needed to do without any delay.”

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Sources

  1. Ring doorbell captures UPS driver’s lightning-fast reflexes when 4-year-old is pinned by 100-lb. package.” In The Know. Cassie Morris. October 19, 2022.
  2. UPS driver sprints across busy street to rescue a young boy pinned under a heavy package.CNN. David Williams. April 23, 2021.
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