Acts of Kindness
Three-year-old boy is hailed a hero after his actions save neighbor’s life
Danette was confused at first when her grandson said, "Ganny, neighbor help." But when she went next door she realized the little boy was a hero.
Cherie Gozon
09.23.22

When we think about three-year-olds, we could think of trouble.

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We’ve heard about terrible twos, but parents know that it doesn’t end when the kids turn three. They are as hyperactive, as rambunctious as ever. Cute as they may be, they can also drive us to our wit’s end.

But can you imagine a three-year-old doing something extraordinary?

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We have little geniuses who have the talent and intellect better than grown-ups. And we also have those with kind hearts who amaze us with how thoughtful they can be. Then, there are little superheroes among them, too.

This 3-year-old in Gloucester County, Virginia, is a superhero in his own way.

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Jaxon Lopez was like any other kid his age. He was active, super curious, and liked Paw Patrol a lot. But this hyperactive kid has done something worth praising in his little community in Hayes.

Jaxon became a superhero when he saved their neighbor.

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YouTube Screenshot - Krystal Floyd

Kelsea Spouse drove to Hayes to fetch her son Jaxon from his grandma. She was loading a basket of clothes into her car when he went out with her. It was cold outside, and Kelsea would usually tell her son to get back inside and grab a jacket. However, that morning, she didn’t.

She just let him be, and off Jaxon went running.

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Kelsea had (unplugged) headphones on when she heard her son saying “help, help.” Initially, she brushed it off as something her son was repeating after hearing it. But then she saw him take off towards their neighbor’s yard.

Kelsea ran to where Jaxon was and asked if anybody needed help.

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Lo and behold, she found their neighbor lying in the middle of their garage and bleeding. She called 911 and told Jaxon to tell his grandmother that the neighbor needed help.

The three-year-old boy ran to his grandmother’s house and pounded on the door saying: “Ganny, neighbor help.”

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YouTube Screenshot - Krystal Floyd

Those words seemed gibberish to Danette Lopez, who looked at Jaxon with a puzzled expression. Her grandson then grabbed her wrist and pulled her out of the door. Still, she didn’t understand and thought he wanted them to play.

“Ganny, neighbor’s in trouble,” he told his grandmother.

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That’s when she went to their neighbor, who she knew was sick earlier that week. That day, the neighbor said she was trying to get downstairs to call for help, but she fell in the kitchen, where she hit her head. She managed to make it down their garage and yelled for help.

It was Jaxon who heard that call for help and acted on it quickly.

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Their neighbor was taken to the hospital and was able to recover shortly after. It would have taken a long while to get her to the emergency room if it weren’t for Jaxon. Who knows what else could have happened to her?

Jaxon’s actions made him a hero that day. Or superhero, as he would say.

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Kelsea thought her little boy deserved a new toy as a reward. However, the kind-hearted young man asked his mom to buy flowers for the neighbor instead. Not only was he a hero, but he was a thoughtful and caring three-year-old, too!

Dannette told WTKR:

“She’s saying that’s her hero, and she couldn’t have made it without him.”

Watch the video below to hear from the little boy yourself!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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