Firefighter goes out of his way to comfort young car crash victim

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A little goes a long way.

A Mississippi firefighter is receiving praise for going above and beyond to comfort a young boy who was involved in car crash.

The child was injured in a crash when an SUV lost control on the highway and flipped multiple times, the Sun Herald reported. Five people were ejected from the vehicle in the crash.

As crews were preparing to transport the victims, fireman Casey Lessard laid down beside the young boy, whipped out his phone and began playing the popular animated film, Happy Feet.

D'Ibervile Fire Capt. Darren Peterson told the Sun Herald that he and his crews do anything they can to comfort people in times of trauma like this.

"We do whatever we can to calm them down...The video calmed him down instantly," Peterson said.

The firefighters were not the only people who stopped to help. Ricky Camarena told the newspaper that he saw the crash and had the training to stop and help when he saw the five children ejected.

"I know trauma criteria; I helped them," Camarena said.

It is not known what caused the SUV to flip.




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