Grant Brown didn’t hesitate when he heard screams coming from down the street as he headed out of his family’s Conroe, Texas, home on Sunday. And his quick action saved a 6-year-old boy’s life.
Brown, 19, is being hailed a hero after rescuing Mason Lindeman from a dog attack outside the boy’s home, reports NBC affiliate KPRC. Video footage shows the moments the dog jumped onto Mason, prompting Brown to run to the scene to distract the animal.
“As soon as I noticed, I just ran over there without thinking,” Brown told CNN. “I didn’t know how, but I knew I had to get the dog off of the boy. I was just focused on how I could get the dog away from the kid.”
It all began when Mason was playing outside with the dog and two other children. Footage showed Mason kneeling, appearing to play with the animal before the dog jumped onto him and knocked him to the ground. The children were visibly afraid and ran to the boy’s home.
“My son was just laying on the ground. He’s 6, he kind of knows what to do but he’s never been put in a situation like that,” Mason’s mom, Jillian Lindeman, told KPRC.
When Brown approached and distracted the dog, Mason ran to his home.
“All I see is my son running up to me and he’s got his hand on his head and there [was] blood coming down and everything,” she said.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Char Adams