2-year-old uses Apple’s FaceTime to save mother

“While toddlers using tablets and smartphones may be too much for some, 2-year-old Bentley Toone’s FaceTime expertise turned him into his mother’s hero,” Ben Candea reports for ABC News.

“The boy’s mother, Laura Toone, had taken a walk when a foster dog she was caring for attacked one of her dogs. She tried breaking up the fight but the dog nearly bit one of her fingers off,” Candea reports. “‘I begged my daughters to call 911 and they’re four and they were quite afraid to even touch the phone because it was covered in my own blood,’ she said Friday from her home in Tucson, Ariz.”

“Toone continued to lose blood and felt like she’d pass out soon. But Bentley saved the day,” Candea reports. “‘Here comes my son from the kitchen bringing me our dish towel,’ she said. ‘He wiped off the blood himself and proceeded to call my friend on FaceTime.'”

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  1. Doubt a missing finger will kill you in the absence of a serious infection or if you are a hemophiliac. Hemopheliac females often die at onset of menstruation anyhow.

  2. While working on a graduate degree (married and with kids), I worked evenings at a truck terminal loading and unloading trucks (high pay) in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. On two occasions, accidents exposing bone and lots of blood in hand accidents, whole groups of “men” took one look and FLED! Like the kid, Simple cleaning, wiping and covering! Kudos to the kid!

  3. “Hopefully the mom learned a lesson.”

    Which is? Never look after a dog? Don’t trust daughters because they’ll allow their mother to die, rather than dial 911?

    Never leave home without a piece of string to stop blood flow?

    1. The lesson being to allow her child to continue developing his skills on the iPhone as it has turned out extremely helpful that the toddler had those skills.

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