7 year old William Ruhno saves his friend Derek Almeida's life with the aid of Sesame Street...
"Sesame Street" features fuzzy friends, incredible pop culture parodies and big-name guest appearances. For those reasons, the educational show has stood the test of time (44 years!) as a savior for parents who want to give their kids TV time without worrying about so-called brain rot. But apparently, the show is a literal life-saver too.
"I thought that was outstanding for a child that age, to be able to think that quickly and to be so responsible" said Linda Richardson, who is principal of Newark's Ann Street School (where the event took place), also on News 12.
Speaking to CBS 2, Ruhno said, "I put my arms around him and I did a fist with my hand over it and I just [pulled]." It worked on the second try.
Ruhno demonstrated the Heimlich in both TV interviews.