Chris Strickland was standing in an Anchorage, Ala., Home Depot, hands behind his back just waiting to be friendly to customers or assist them. That’s when he did something that wasn’t even in his job description: save a baby.
The baby’s mother can thank Strickland’s lighting fast reflexes. Her cart was pulled up a short distance from him with the baby’s carrier perched on the front basket area. In a split second, the carrier began to topple over, but Strickland’s superhero senses were ready just in time.
The baby wasn’t buckled into the carrier, so while Strickland was balancing the carrier in one arm, he also caught the baby that fell from it in the other.
The Alaska Dispatch reported that the incident occurred on Jan. 8. It was posted to YouTube by Strickland’s brother, Dale Strickland, over the weekend with the caption “my brother saving a baby falling off a cart at home depot.”
Watch the footage:
The newspaper contacted Home Depot for comment, but the store only would confirm that the incident did in fact happen.
Guess this shows Home Depot employees take the slogan “more saving more doing” pretty seriously.