A four-year-old boy has managed to save his mother’s life by using Siri to contact emergency services.

When Roman’s mother collapsed unconscious on the floor of their home in Surrey, England, the smart thinking little boy managed to press his mother’s thumb against her smartphone’s unlock button and then used the ‘Siri’ function to ask for help and it dialled 999 to put him through to emergency services.

“Hello, I’m Roman,” the little boy said.

The call handler asked the youngster where his mummy was, to which he responded that he thought she was dead because “she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing”.

“She’s not waking up.”

Roman was able to then give the call handler his home address and his mother was rushed to hospital for treatment.

“Thirteen minutes after receiving the call, officers arrived and managed to force entry inside the house where they found the boy with his twin brother and younger brother all inside with their mum, who was lying unconscious on the floor,” police said.

“Paramedics were able to give life-saving first aid to the woman and she was taken to hospital after regaining consciousness at the home.”

The incident has prompted police to remind parents about the importance of teaching young children their address and how to contact emergency services.

Does your child know their full name and address?

We shared a story recently discussing concerns that a growing number of voice assistants might be creating a generation without manners as they learn how to demand answers from computers without saying “please” or “thank you”. READ that article here.

Related story – How Siri helped save this little girls life

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  • what an incredibly smart little boy! just the steps required to make that call! wow! what a little hero


  • He’s a very clever 4 year old, lucky for his mum. I did try and teach my kids the 000 call and relevant details. They never had to use it so I’m unsure as to how successful I was


  • I agree some children don’t say please or thank you, but I doubt they are going to think about that in an emergency. That is a better system than in Aust, when the operator just says police, fire or ambulance , you get a response from any state, then have to tell them 3 times which state you live in. It happened in a dining area in a nursing home I was visiting one morning. A patient had a fall and had a badly fractured hip which needed emergency surgery that day.


  • In this instance, thank goodness for modern technology. Roman sounded so calm and so was able to assist in saving his Mums’ life. What brave and smart boys she has. Glad to hear that she is back home again.


  • Modern technology.


  • Wow, what a wonderful act by this toddler.


  • Wow. I don’t even know how to use siri! Hope that kid gets some kind of medal!


  • I have read this happening alot with children and we have to be grateful for Siri!


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