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People Are Horrified At This Video Of A Toddler Rescuing His Twin From A Fallen Dresser

The boys' father said the family decided to share the video to warn other families of the dangers of failing to secure furniture.

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The video, which has now been viewed 3.8 million times, shows the moments right after a dresser fell on top of Brock, pinning the toddler underneath.

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"We felt like it was something that other parents might benefit from seeing," Ricky Shoff told BuzzFeed News. "Our mistake could have turned out a lot worse so we felt [a responsibility] to share with others."

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In response to accusations that the video might have been staged, Shoff told BuzzFeed News that the dresser had been emptied because the twins liked pulling all of the clothes out of the dresser.

"So we had emptied the drawers because the twins would always open the drawers and pull all of the clothes out and throw them all over the room. It was a lot of work to pick everything up," Shoff said. "We took all the clothes from the drawers and put them in the closet which they can't get into until they learn that it's not OK to throw the clothes everywhere. Just to minimize the amount of clean up we are doing around our house because it's a lot already with three boys."

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.

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