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December 16, 2021

Boy, 11, Risks His Life to Rescue His 4 Siblings When Their Home Catches Fire

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Engulfed in flames and smoke, one young boy chose to run toward the fire instead of away from it, all in the name of saving his little siblings - a responsibility only the eldest knows well.

Her house burnt and in pieces; all one mother, Kimberly Sims, had left from her home was a picture of her family, including her children. 

Thankfully, these kids had also survived. This miracle was all thanks to the eldest 11-year-old Brody Sims, who put his life at risk. Fortunately, this young boy also made it out of the blaze unscathed and alive. 

Brody Sims [left]; The Sims family [right]. │Source: facebook.com/kimberly.sims.14 facebook.com/mike.sims.7545

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OUT OF NOWHERE

Kimberly had left the house to let her parent's pets out when suddenly, a fire started in their kitchen without her knowledge. Her five vulnerable children were left to fend for themselves.

Luckily Brody remembered what his mother and father told him to do in the event of such an emergency, immediately flying into action. 

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A BUDDING HERO

Brody's one sister Sydney called 911 while ensuring that his siblings got out of the house. The burning structure was full of smoke and fire; he ran back to get his 2-year-old brother, who was sound asleep. Lucky to have survived the incident, he recollected

"I was just crying and yelling my brother’s name.”

The mom expressed how incredibly proud she was and appreciative that the children knew what to do when these emergencies occurred. 

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FOR THE LOVE OF HIS SIBLINGS

Although his mother was filled with pride, the young boy himself didn't seem overly impressed with his actions. He nonchalantly expressed

“I did what any big brother would do.”

However, the local community of Clarksville, Tennessee weren't about to let Brody get away with such a high level of modesty without a reward. 

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SURROUNDED BY SUPPORT

The Fire Department awarded Brody and sister Sydney with certificates for courage. They also gave all five children a ride to school.

The Sims extended family also banded together. The kid's aunt, Hannah Sims, created a GoFundMe page to provide the five children with toys and clothes for Christmas.  

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THE BEAUTY OF HUMANKIND

A little boy risked his own life to save his siblings - a fearless feat. Although beyond that, many individuals also came to the rescue in their own way. 

First responders went out of their way to make a group of children's day, and an aunt ensured that her nieces and nephews did not miss out during the holidays.

Going by all these kind-hearted actions, we can all rest assured that humanity truly has a good heart at its core. 

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