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Toddler falls out of window, caught by people moving mattress

Toddler Falls Out of Window, Caught by People Moving Mattress
A toddler was reportedly going after a toy when he accidentally fell out of a third-story apartment.

Photos by Ross A. Benson

'Konrad Lightner and his wife Jennifer just happened to be moving their mattress out of their Burbank, Calif., apartment building when they noticed the toddler, apparently tangled in wires and dangling precariously out of the window,' 'GMA' reports'

HLN reports that's when Konrad Lightner threw the box spring down ... just in the nick of time.

'The 3-year-old then let go. Police say that couple's quick thinking probably saved the boy's life.'

KABC spoke with the Lightners, who said not to call them heroes.

'I kind of grabbed him and lowered him really fast to the box spring.'

'It didn't seem real until he was kind of hanging from that cord because you know there's no way he's gonna get back in the window, it's 'kind of now up to Konrad to catch him.'

The couple called 911 when they saw all the commotion, and a neighbor grabbed the child's parents, who were unaware of what had happened, but obviously deeply grateful.

MyBurbank.com reports firefighters and paramedics checked over the child, who was transported to a local hospital with "very minor injuries."

A firefighter on the scene even presented Konrad Lightner with his personal challenge coin. It's the same coin that's been carried by soldiers since WWI and given after brave acts and good deeds.

Sounds like Lightner definitely deserved it.

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Ryan March 18 2014 at 3:36 PM

WOW!, right place at the right time!

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janedear9 March 18 2014 at 3:09 PM

That baby should NEVER have been left alone. Geez LOUISE. Thank the Lord those people were there! If they weren't, that poor baby would have died, or suffered permanent brain damage, ALL BECAUSE HIS PARENTS WEREN'T DOING THEIR JOB (PROPERLY)

You CANNOT take your eyes off a baby, EVER, unless he is in a child proof area, and even then, you MUST check on them, constantly.
How many babies SUFFER THE REST OF THEIR LIVES BECAUSE MOM OR DAD WASN'T WATCHING THEM?

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impexlink March 19 2014 at 5:02 AM

How did the child gets to the window? Was the window on the floor or up since this is a three years old.

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mpiastra March 19 2014 at 5:43 AM

parents watch your kids!

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JUANITA mpiastra March 19 2014 at 1:32 PM

You're wrong. Good parents watch their children. Lots of people who call themselves parents, have no idea what that means, that's why there are so many abused and murdered childen in the world all the time. It's sad but it's the truth. I raised 2 children by myself and neither one of them ever had a fracture or a serious injury or was ever hospitalized and I did it by myself working 8 hours a day. But I took care of my children all the time and kept them safe. A lot of people just have babies, they don't take care of them and leave them to take care of themselves because the so-called parents are too busy getting drunk or high or having sex. Their children are not a priority to them but an added burden. That's what differentiates a good parent from a bad parent.

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robb.corless March 18 2014 at 2:56 PM

I Love Heroes...

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Deby March 18 2014 at 5:03 PM

They were where they needed to be when they were needed...... It wasn't that little boy's time to go yet. Just helps prove that "random" acts, may not always be as "random" as people want to think... SOME things happen because they are SUPPOSED TO......

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rybred8877 Deby March 18 2014 at 5:20 PM

Maybe, maybe not. It doesn't prove anything. This could very well be as random as anything else. Just because it happened to save a life, doesn't mean it's any less random. However, every single event could very well have an ultimate purpose behind it. No one is in the position to assert anything.

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anonymous March 18 2014 at 11:29 PM

They are right. They are definitely not heroes. They are upstanding human beings. A hero needs to sacrifice something to selflessly help another. That is not the case here. Do not use the word hero too much, or it loses its meaning...like when someone is called a hero simply for joining the military or police force or fire station. You have to PROVE yourself a hero. Sorry, simply donning a uniform doesn't deserve the same moniker as jumping on a grenade to save someone.

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donahuepapad123 anonymous March 19 2014 at 1:09 AM

WELL said , anonymous . too many times people put a label on someone that has not been " EARNED " your granade example was good , think about the split second descision of giving your own life to save the others around you , a selfless act that will mean your own death so that others may carry on , THANKS AGAIN FOR BRINGING IT TO OUR ATTENTION , so mote it be .

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namaste319 March 18 2014 at 5:20 PM

This situation was completely karmically planned and very very cool!

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Brian Hope March 18 2014 at 11:19 PM

Ingenuity under pressure. Awesome.

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fullsrvlaw March 18 2014 at 5:48 PM

How was this toddler tangled in wires and dangling out of a window? Where were the parents? How did this happen?

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