A brave three-year old boy saved his diabetic dad’s life by force feeding him yoghurt when he collapsed on the kitchen floor.

Clever little Lenny-George Jones grabbed two yoghurts from the fridge after dragging over his little blue chair to stand on so he could reach them, reports The Mirror.

The toddler managed to feed his dad, 34-year-old Mark, enough to get his sugar levels up and get his glucose tablets – saving him from a diabetic coma.

Mum, Emma, 31, told the Manchester Evening News she could not be “prouder” of little Lenny, and says had he not done what he did on November 13, things could have turned out very different.

“He saved his life,” she said.

“Mark is a Type 1 diabetic and has to take insulin four times a day. It was a Sunday night, I needed to nip to my mum’s, which is literally two minutes around the corner by car, and I left them watching CBeebies together.”

“I’d been out for about 30 minutes and when I got back they were lying on the sofa. Mark didn’t look well, so I said, ‘what’s going on here?’

“Lenny just turned to me and said ‘I saved daddy’, and Mark said it was true, he had.

“Mark had collapsed and woken up on the kitchen floor after he had a hypo and Lenny was feeding him yoghurt that he’d managed to get from the fridge.

“How he’d got them out of the fridge I have no idea, but his little blue wooden chair was next to it so it looked like he’d dragged it over to stand on it.

“It could’ve been a completely different scenario if he’d been in bed or Lenny hadn’t done what he did. He could’ve ended up in a diabetic coma.”

Emma says Mark’s sugar levels were down to 1.1 when she got home – they should normally be between four and seven.

What a clever little man. So amazing!

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  • Very smart and clever little boy.


  • So choke up very smart little boy ☺


  • Feeling choked up – what an amazing kid and so young, how did he know what to do? Just awesome :)


  • Oh my goodness I have goosebumps, what a little hero.


  • I’ve read and seen this story. What an amazing save by this young boy. Just brilliant. He deserves an award for his quick action, and lots of love. I imagine his parents are so relieved, and so proud.


  • Good 4 lenny he was a smart little boy who didn’t want his daddy 2 die . I’m a type 2 diabetic and I take2 different kinds of insulin one 3 times a day and 1 at night if my sugars gets 2 low take 3 life savers 2 get my sugars up
    So I congrat lenny 4 doing what he done 4 his dad



  • Wow, what a clever response of Lenny and that while he’s only 3 years old !! Absolutely amazing ! Mum & dad can certainly be very proud.
    Type 1 diabetic is such a scary condition indeed.


  • What a clever little boy they have. He should be proud of himself for saving his Daddy’s life.


  • Fantastic young boy – a genuine hero.


  • Well done Lenny for being the amazing boy you are and for not panicking in a stressful moment. It is easy to see your future will be in some kind of patient care and you will exceed above and beyond.

    Have a wonderful Xmas and I hope you get lots of presents.


  • What an absolute miracle. Goes to show how little ones really do learn from observation.


  • A brave little boy to save his dad!


  • What an amazing little boy.. makes you realize that doesn’t matter how young children are they can make the whole of difference


  • A good hero story instead of an embarrassing one to share on his 18th or 21st birthday. Luckily the little boy knows what to do in an emergency.


  • What a wonderful little boy.


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