5 Year Old Tears Up As He Recounts How He Saved His Dad’s Life

Xander McPheeters’ story is an incredible one. Not many 5 year-old boys can claim to have saved a life – let alone their own father’s. But Xander can. He went out into the back yard one day and saw something terrible. His dad was out on his tractor and a tree had fallen down on top of him, knocking him unconscious. What the young boy did next saved his dad’s life…

The courageous kid received the prestigious ‘Hobies Heroes Award’ while his proud dad looked on. The presenter of the aware, former¬†American diving champion¬†Hobie Billingsley had this to say: “It’s an honor and just a remarkable thing you did. You’re going to live with that for the rest of your life and everyone’s going to be happy you did it.”

And we couldn’t agree more. Hear the story in Xander’s own words:

Here’s another more in-depth look at what happened and more from brave little Xander: