Brave 4-year-old uses unconscious mom fingerprint to wake her phone, call emergency and save her life


What do you do if you are four years old and you find mummy lying unconscious on the floor at home?

If you are brave 4-year-old Roman from London, you waste no time: the little kid found his mom unconscious, but did not panic. Instead, he was clever enough to use mom's finger to unlock her phone, then immediately called emergency using Apple's Siri voice assistant in a serious of actions that saved the life of the mother of the little boy.

Roman lives in the south London district of Kenley and he dialed 999 (the British equivalent of 911 emergency). The conversation with the operator - a woman who did a brilliant job - was recorded and released by London's Metropolitan Police and it's heart-breaking.

It's especially touching to hear the little boy's explanations about his mother's condition: she's "dead," he says, and later adds that "she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing."

There are no details about what the woman's actual condition was, but we know that she received proper medical care after the call and is doing fine.

Little Roman was not alone when he called, he was with his siblings, but his call and care for his mom make him the true hero of this story.



source: BBC

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46 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

wow... impressive that he kept his cool and saved his mom like that. And only 4 years old.

2. mthaX

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Like really really? A "4 year old boy" doing all that 0_o Are you that bored?

3. Jacksie66 unregistered

Any chance of a source? And don't quote something like the Daily Mail or The Sun..

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

My bad, it's the BBC, added it now.

6. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Awesome kid. But why write it like a smart gesture unlocking with fingerprint and then use siri.....Why not just call 911 from lockscreen?

8. maherk

Posts: 7010; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's a great point. But obviously the parents didn't teach him that you can call emergency even if the phone is locked. Anyways, obviously the family raised a smart who was able to keep his composure and not panic in such a horrific situation for a kid of his age.

25. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Because he is 4 years old genius....what are you 2 years old to have missed this

30. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Dude... he's 4 years old. Not a smartphone expert. He probably knew what to do from what he saw his mom do many times before.

32. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"He probably knew what to do from what he saw his mom do many times before." My sentiments exactly.

33. Chanmaxi

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Ssshhhh, let them get away with such fake news

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Uhhh, cause he's 4.

9. Ray.S

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Using her fingerprint was unnecessary, since there's an 'Emergency call' option on the lockscreen, and you can also call through Siri (if you don't know the number) without unlocking, but anyway, amazing reaction by this little guy.

10. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You are expecting too much from a 4 years old. Even what he did is quite impressive

19. mikehunta727 unregistered

True that. Siri on lock screen is enabled by default he could of just activated Siri without unlocking the phone but none the less, smart and bright kid, and glad all ended up well and not a disaster

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's 4 Ray, not 24. That's a post I'd expect Trojan horse, or techie to say...not you.

15. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

U don't need to unlock a phone to call emergency

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You do when you're 4. Dummy.

43. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Don't know why the hell is everyone is expecting that little, 4-year-old chump to know how to use siri from the lock screen. Like, come on, did you even know what siri was when you were 4 years old? (Siri might not have existed at that time but I still hate such geniuses......)

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I barely knew what 4 was, when I was 4. These idiots speak as if he was 24. They should simply be happy his mom is alive to continue raising him. Smart kid.

27. Khyron

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

fakeee IPHONE PROGANDA AT HIS BEST !!!

31. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Readeee the sourceee linkeee and playeee the videeeo. CHILDHOOD BRAVERY AT ITS BEST!.

44. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Best!!!! Edit: Replied to comment no. 31. Don't know why PA doesn't fix its comment system.

34. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Khyron, are you stupid?

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Jerk.

28. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Brave, smart kid! Hope his mother came out ok.. When in London, do what the Romans do!

29. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

All these people commenting that the kid doesn't need to unlock the phone to access SIRI. That's not the point here, duh! He's a 4 year old kid, in worldly terms, he's just started play school or nursery. He's pretty much done a great job unlocking the phone with his mom's finger...Let's appreciate that for a moment.

45. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

True that. Explained the same in comment no. 43.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great job young mam, glad you mom made it. Definitely a feel good story.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

For the fools, who keep saying what he should've done, he's 4 and his actions saved his moms life. Nothing else was necessary.

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