The mother of little Sofia had taught her older brother how to behave in extreme situations.
But when the woman needed help, her 2-year-old daughter was the first to react. She saved her mother’s life with the help of Facebook.
Two-year-old Sophia Misen, who lives in Poole, Dorset, was not surprised when her 28-year-old mother, Samantha, fainted in the kitchen.
The girl took her mother’s phone and pressed the sensor. She opened Facebook Messenger, clicked on a photo of her grandmother, Debbie Baker, and was able to make a video call.
At that time, the 50-year-old grandmother was about 255 kilometers away from the scene, in Hertfordshire.
She answered the phone and asked Sophia where her mother was and what had happened.
The girl replied that her mother was feeling unwell, and then Debbie asked her to turn the phone around and show Samantha.
When Baker saw her face down on the floor, she immediately called an ambulance. Sophia, along with her 4-year-old brother Ethan, found a blanket and a pillow for their mother and waited for the paramedics to arrive and take Samantha to the hospital.
The boy was astonished when he saw his mother faint. Samantha’s husband was not at home at that time.
And the children were left alone with their unconscious mother for about 45 minutes.
After Sophia explained what had happened, relatives living nearby came to take care of the children.
It was discovered that the woman had lost consciousness due to dehydration and a gastrointestinal infection.
Now, Samantha is completely healthy and back home, but Sophia regularly checks on how she’s feeling.
According to Samantha, she couldn’t imagine that Sofia would come to her aid in such a situation.
“I was expecting Ethan to help, because we talked to him about what needed to be done. I couldn’t even imagine that Sophia would remember everything I said to her brother,” Samantha said.
She added that Sophia has always been a caring girl: she often hugs her mother, asks if she needs anything, and joyfully takes care of her younger brother Finley, who is now one year old.