9-year-old boy saves his baby brother as he falls from changing table

Joseph Levi

9-year-old Joseph Levi is being hailed as a hero for catching his infant brother as he fell from a changing table at home.

The incident happened last month in upscale Bal Harbour, Florida, as Tila Levi, a mother of 5, placed her 11-month-old son on a changing table and carelessly turned her back on him.

A surveillance camera in the room captured what happened next.

Little Joseph wandered into the nursery just in time to see his baby brother squirm to the edge of the table.

As the baby fell, quick-thinking Joseph lunged forward and caught the infant just before the child’s head impacted the floor.

Joseph says he believes divine intervention played a part in his miraculous catch.

“I could have never ran that fast,” he told WSVN 7News, adding that “I feel like something pushed me forward.”

“At first I said I messed up,” Tila Levi told WSVN. “But… everyone’s been confessing about when they dropped their baby.”

Tila Levi

The guilt-ridden mother said she held onto the video for a month before uploading it to Facebook because she hoped it would save another baby’s life.

“Obviously I am more careful, but at the end of the day, [accidents] happens in a second. And I think that all of our lives can change in a second.”

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  • sunni_daze

    The video made my heart race. I glad he caught that baby.

  • Kwamella Diquan

    Old news – meanwhile back at the ranch………..

  • Incog-knee-gress

    One of my fave stories this week?. My sister burned her whole entire open palm with a curling iron to stop my lil bad self from getting burnt back when. Big sibs to the rescue!

  • Sucker Free

    Good catch!

    I want a baby ? but my ADD is too fierce

  • Milani

    God, this Shelley Duvall interview on Dr. Phil is painful to watch…painful as in it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever, yet Dr. Phil is STILL questioning her?? This lady needs help not a damn tv interview?

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Happened to me when my daughter was 5 months old , I’m still jumpy when I remember it .
    Motherhood ain’t perfect .

  • Dane

    I’m glad the baby is ok! It’s not the first time something like that has happened in the world & won’t be the last. Not everything is a ‘viral sensation’.

  • Soda

    It’s disgusting that he put her on display like that just for ratings.

  • nucynu25

    Shit happens ..glad the baby is okay .

  • Saharabutnotdry

    She has 5 ? So ..
    I’m going to hell

  • iWasteTime

    Babies are so quick. This almost happened to Jr on the bed and I was sitting right in front of him. One second he and I are laughing and the next I’m lunching to catch him

  • Incog-knee-gress

    That was worse than Debi Thomas on Iyanla ?

  • Kwamella Diquan

    I saw pieces of it yesterday. sad as hell…why a tv interview tho? Is he hurting for viewers? She has no business being interviewed in that state of mind and he knows that. Dr phil needs to do betta!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Why is this news? How is a JEWISH women living in a rich neighborhood with 5 kids news? Who cares! Can’t get a decent post but we get one about shyster’s and their kin.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    YT privilege says oh she messed up… Us colored would be going down for child endangerment…

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Who runs the world ?
    Jews Jews ?

  • nucynu25

    Who is Shelley ? I can’t stand Dr.Phil just got a feeling he does drugs & beats his wife .

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    This happens a lot. I am extra careful with my baby; especially when she isn’t locked in to something. Glad big brother was there to prevent a tragedy.

  • nucynu25

    Lol ….

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Wife from The Shining original and Olive Oyl to Robin Williams Popeye

  • yallcrazy

    He’d a been alright. They fall all the time and eat all kinds of sht off the floor. God really do got they back

  • nucynu25

    They say He protects babies & fools ?

  • yallcrazy

    Truth!

  • SummerBaby

    Why did this make their local news?

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Right.

  • Soda
  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Yes. Because this entire write up would of been soooo different. Would of had all types of single black mother shade and how we don’t know how to care for kids. ??

  • nucynu25

    She ugly she her daddy daughter…

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Or son….

  • nucynu25

    ????

  • PRPSP

    I needed a big brother like this! When I was 3 years old my mom said I walked out the front door in a diaper and booties at midnight mind you! I was found two blocks down the street standing in front of a bar! My wino neighbor saw me and brought me home! (True Story) My 16 year old sister was supposed to be watching me but she was getting busy with the wino’s son and wasn’t paying attention.. Maybe this is why I drink A LOT!

  • PRPSP

    I needed a big brother like this! When I was 3 years old my mom said I walked out the front door in a diaper and booties at midnight mind you! I was found two blocks down the street standing in front of a bar! My wino neighbor saw me and brought me home! (True Story) My 16 year old sister was supposed to be watching me but she was getting busy with the wino’s son and wasn’t paying attention.. Maybe this is why I drink A LOT!

  • nucynu25

    Seek counseling ..

  • nucynu25

    Seek counseling ..

  • Tynamight

    LOL Chile, you is a miracle and a wonder. God bless the winos.

  • Tynamight

    LOL Chile, you is a miracle and a wonder. God bless the winos.

  • Tynamight

    My baby rolled off the bed a couple of times. I felt bad. He screamed bloody murder, but in the end, all was well. I’m so glad big bro was there. Ole fat baby tryna to roll. It’s always the fat ones…

  • Tynamight

    My baby rolled off the bed a couple of times. I felt bad. He screamed bloody murder, but in the end, all was well. I’m so glad big bro was there. Ole fat baby tryna to roll. It’s always the fat ones…

  • PRPSP

    I will be okay… I got the Lord on my side.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    got a little hero here … brave self ?

  • Libra80sBaby

    Chile…if I had a dollar for everytime a baby fell…..

  • Saharabutnotdry

    this fall will be blamed for a future something …

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Why this shyt a story though ? ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly

  • Low E. TUH!

    THAT LITTLE BOOGER MOVED QUICK TO SAVE BABY BROTHER! IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT THE MOM – I’M CERTAIN YOU COULDN’T HANDLE MULTIPLE CHILDREN…

  • Saharabutnotdry

    We are supposed to feel sorry for the wealthy mama .

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    ??????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Damn ?? what happened ?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Oh, no. Thank God for that “wino.” Despite his addiction to alcohol, God used him to bless you. God has a plan for your life.

  • iWasteTime

    I don’t care about this. A baby falls, rolls or jumps on or out of something everyday.
    I would like to know how your Hombre Ivanka was able to sit in on that meeting …

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Imma gone head and blame Carrie Fisher on why she now crazy.

    Shelly was with Paul Simon. She probably told her homegirl Princess Leia/Carrie how good his dick was.

    Next thing you know Carrie marries Shelly man.

    Carrie hoe ass was just in the news yesterday and day before on how she was fukkin a married with 3 kids Harrison Ford while filming Star Wars too.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Carrie Fisher

  • nucynu25

    Whatever works for you boo ..I do remember a Sunday school lesson that talked abt how faith without work is not enough . Am not judging you ,but if you drinking to cope ..you still need help . Ain’t nothing wrong with seeking help ..sorry you went through that & shout out to the wino for looking out .?

  • nucynu25

    I can bar-leee handle one ..I be damned ?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Sandy if you gonna talk about white folks…post on Carrie Fisher hoe’ism please. She in news for smashing a married Harrison Ford during filming of original Star Wars, and I think she ran Shelly Duvall crazy as per below. She her damn daddy son bc his hoe ass left her mama to go run off with Elizabeth Taylor.

  • sherri2016

    my oldest daughter rolled off my my bed when I changed her she 17 now no problems just regular teenage girl drama but its always women like sr who has no children who judge

  • Incog-knee-gress

    IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT THE MOM
    ^^^^^
    She
    RICH
    White
    Foolish
    Jewish
    You nammmme it

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Well that was a fail because we don’t.

  • MsSincerity

    Why in the hell did she feel the need to call the news station though? She probably set this whole thing up. Once she put the baby on the table, she turned the other way and just stood there doing nothing… as if she knew at some point, the baby was gonna move, so her and Little Jacob probably practiced that little super bowl catch that took place. Anywho….Whatever!

  • nucynu25

    ????

  • nucynu25

    Y’all not playing today …

  • PRPSP

    Yes girl! Faith is moot without work! Funny thing this was in the eighties when neighborhoods raised kids.Times are not the same anymore, I go back to the old neighborhood and see that old man every time I visit. His son who was bumping uglies with my sister tries to give me his number all the time and I be like ”Hell to the No”.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Would you be so kind if she was a “poor single mom”.

  • KB

    Poor thing. I sincerely hope she gets the help she needs.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Not today or tomorrow.

  • nucynu25

    & I drink a lot too soo ???…I kinda missed the 80s

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Hell no. Heeelllll no. Hheellll no. Hell no. Hell no. (In the tune of Amen. And not the tv show)

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    I got a new job. Praise God!!! Call me later miss.

  • iWasteTime

    You seen the live one with Shirley?
    She ruined it for me

  • Incog-knee-gress

    God bless you!!!!! I sure will. Going to pick Dub21 up around 630. Bout to catch these zzz’s soon as this call over. I hate late Friday calls. Give me damn free!

  • nucynu25

    See Auntie this what happens when you reach to far & insult your core audience ..now Becky, Tyler & Brad can’t even get no sympathy ..comments like man ..babies fall everday B ??

  • nucynu25

    Congrats

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Thanks!!

  • Low E. TUH!

    ALL ACCEPTABLE…DOESN’T MEAN SHE’S A BAD MOM IS WHAT I WAS GETTING AT! :CHASE:

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    When Joseph was asked how he became so quick and strong at such an early age, his response was, “I eat beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, lamb, yams, hogs, dogs.”

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Yes. She in the local radio station here doing it. K97.5. They said she hottest artist in game rt now on their IG? We love Pastor round here. Hometown love

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BM7N0Q8Bl6e/

  • Low E. TUH!

    CHILE…LOW2 GETS MAD WHEN I PUTS THAT ARSE IN HER CRIB…IF I CAN’T WATCH YOU – YOU WILL MOST DEFINITELY BE SOMEWHERE PROTECTED…BUT THAT’S MY UNOFFICIAL OCD LMAO

  • MsSincerity

    No time for beige people and their shenanigans.

  • nucynu25

    Nah ..casserole , mayo , coleslaw, unseasoned chicken

  • Incog-knee-gress

    She is. Bc She staged this mess according to blog logic!

  • Low E. TUH!

    I AGREE WITH THIS! “HELD ONTO THE VIDEO FOR A WHILE…” BISH WHY?

  • nucynu25

    I never have the time for them ..

  • RespectSelf

    why is this so funny lol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!

  • nucynu25

    My baby ain’t seen a crib but probably 3 or 4 times ..I be in the living room & he be in the back of the house in his room ????. He has a big boy room tho , everything is ninja turtles.. He has his NT desk , twin bed, & a 40 inch TV ..he be chiling

  • RespectSelf

    The take away from this story is that he said that he believes something pushed him forward… and him understanding that at the age of 9

  • deadellamore

    The power and mercy of God!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    “I could have never ran that fast,” he told WSVN 7News, adding that “I feel like something pushed me forward.”

    Bless his heart

  • Incog-knee-gress
  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Is criminal tools her kitty kat?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Riiight. That’s deep.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Why is this news worthy?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Stuuuuuupid ?

  • CaliVirgo

    Congratulations??yaaaaassssss coins gone be on point for Christmas?

  • hotntot95

    My mom picked up a strangers 3 year old by the ankles after noticing she was choking on a piece of candy…the little girl was turning purple..she smacked her one good time in her back while upside down and the candy popped out…the child’s mom was beside herself with tears…my mom just walked away and we kept shopping…lol

  • CaliVirgo

    Who didn’t season the chicken????

  • hotntot95

    I like stories like this…?

  • CaliVirgo

    Thank God for your mom

  • hotntot95

    Ikr…I was a teenager…I thought she was so amazing after seeing her do that…

  • Libra80sBaby

    His mama the one who pushed him…

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *hollers*

  • Low E. TUH!

    NOPE! WHEN IT WAS JUST 1 – THIS WORKED. BUT 3?? CHILE… -INSERT GIF WITH KITTY POURING UP-

  • Low E. TUH!

    HMMM…A LIKELY SCENARIO INDEED THO…DAMN DIDN’T PONDER THAT ET AL

  • CaliVirgo

    She is you should call her??

  • Low E. TUH!

    LMAO THE BECKY WHO WAS LIKE, “I’M GOING WITH YALL…DON’T LEAVE ME HERE WITH UNSEASONED CHICKEN!” LMAO

  • LuLu
  • QweenOfThorns

    New post yall ?

  • Taylordanes
  • hotntot95

    Good idea…we only talk 5 times a day anyway..lol

  • brooklyn23

    Om motherfckin G. I didn’t think it was possible for olive oil to put on weight.

  • nucynu25

    Idk ..the truth has a habit of also coming with a few giggles

  • Shira Harding-James

    It broke my heart ?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The “mother” is an idiot.

  • nucynu25

    Cave demons Dont season ..just mayo & salt

  • S T

    ???wait, is that to the tune of Beyoncé’s song? Lol. Cause that’s how I read/sang it.

  • CapricornIce

    This shyt been on the news all week, I hope the mom finally got the attention she was looking for….

  • CaliVirgo

    Yuck?..chile I’m gone need some season salt garlic powder black pepper something…

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Wait… ??????

  • Pam

    Kudos to this young man????

  • stanley

    She should be locked up for child endangerment

  • mark

    I wAnt to be a dad

  • Allihave2say

    I’m not watching this because Ion’t wanna be pissed off before bedtime. These diaper chargers have straps to keep the baby fixed to the changer. When the child is able to sit up or roller over you must not take your eyes off. Move all your materials to the table BEFORE you place the baby on the table. When you’re done. Remove the child to clean and wash hands. Child should wash hands and be secured somewhere else.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Yes ma’am or sir .

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Yes ma’am .
    Sorry not really .

  • BOSS

    I want to be a mommy??

  • SpiceGirl

    it just takes a second!

  • lovelygamour

    I think its a story because she was careless and then couldnt careless. Then you have the house under servillance. Thats no way to live. You have to watch going in peoples homes. You adjust your underwear and they put you on social media cause they have no life.
    Or this could all be a set-up. Why was a camera there.

  • MotownExotic

    I promise, as someone diagnosed with ADD, I forget EVERYTHING but my son. Kids change EVERYTHING

  • Username 222

    This happens all the time. Why is he in the news?

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Girl…what happened to her. She thinks people are trying to rape, murder, and molest her. It was saddening to watch. She shouldn’t have been on that show…and I don’t appreciate that he even allowed that.

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • 11pink123

    The most beautiful part about this story is that he subliminal credits God instead of him self. Not only is he a hero but he is humble as well. The Mother raised a Great Son!

  • 11pink123

    you sure have alot of nerves to call someone else ugly. ??

  • 11pink123

    The lady who let her baby fall in a Garilla cage did not go to jail. and this aint hardly that serious, so donr make it a color thing because it is not

  • 11pink123

    im black and I run a business dealing with all colors of ppl. From my experience, some of the black mothers are the worst. Many are selfishly over protective, which stops the kids from growing and becoming independent. They put the kids first until they get a boyfriend, then thd kids become second. And thats much worst than this. Because now the kid has to figure out how to survive or wait until there mother is single again. Thats a form of child abuse, nobody talks about

  • 11pink123

    ???

  • 11pink123

    Because its cute and touches ppls heart. Stop being a hater

  • 11pink123

    Jealousy is a serious desease. Aint nobody dumb enough to do this theory you have

  • 11pink123

    girl get real! it aint that serious. I hope you super mom, because Karma is no joke.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well you’re blocked ??

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol

  • Tea??

    This is beautiful u can tell he was scared after grabbing the baby almost like he thought he was in trouble then she grabbed and hugged him. Accidents do happen but im with Sandra on this one she was careless when she turned her back. A mother of 5 should know kids squirm and wiggle at that age. She has that nanny cam to probably watch the nanny and looks like she’s the one that needs to be monitored ?

  • nucynu25

    Put yo pic up Lil ho ..until then only respond when spoken to bish.

  • ALLMINE

    I would’ve died inside if that baby hit the floor.. ?? great catch

  • Allihave2say

    I am the Owner of a daycare. It is very serious.

  • Sucker Free

    I have 2 daughters my baby is 17! I just wanna smoke shop and screw at this point…see how my ADD works ?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    The way it was portrayed in the media was worst though. If you dont see that then lets agree to disagree and don’t troll my string days after the conversation is over. Thanks.BTW..We black mothers don’t produce as many MASS KILLERS do we…hmmm..WE are NOT the majority on FOOD STAMPS and things.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5bfefa99616ce709f99bcf65ce09263b97f12be55850fcb8491941ee57d1d45a.jpg

  • Jussjess25

    Sweet baby, that could have happened to anyone

  • KB

    WHAT?! ?