A shop assistant has helped save a baby girl when her mum suddenly collapsed while she was paying for her shopping at the cash register.

Rebecca was working behind the counter at a convenience store when the young mother walked in. The woman grabbed a soft drink and proceeded to check out.

“Then all of a sudden she had a glazed look on her face and I knew something was wrong,” Rebecca said.

Rebecca made a split-second decision to reach for the baby, as she tried to continue talking to the mum.  Rebecca soon realised the mum wasn’t responding at all, she just stood swaying back and forth in front of the counter.

“I’m a mother, I’m a grandmother. It’s motherly instinct to worry about children,” Rebecca said. “I came over to help the girl and she was having a seizure.”

The Colorado shop assistant called emergency services and paramedics quickly  arrived. Rebecca handed the baby to a customer as she assisted the woman. The mum who had the seizure has recovered and her and her baby are well – all thanks to Rebecca’s quick thinking.

Watch how Rebecca saved the baby girl from potential injury in this video:

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  • Good on her for thinking quick and helping both mother and baby. A lot of people would freeze and not know what to do


  • So lucky the shop attendant was there to help out. I hope the mum is doing a lot better now


  • What a terrible thing to experience. So lucky this woman could be trusted, it could so easily have been a sexual predator that took that baby and mum would have been totally unaware. I hope she gets treatment soon


  • How scary. Hope the mum is fine.


  • It took a kind of courage to pull the baby out of her arms. Good on her.


  • I’m glad the shop assistant reacted so quick!
    And the mother of the little girl said she already seizures had in her life. That’s quite scary! Could it happen at any moment, while she’s driving for example? Is there a way for her to know when it’s coming?
    Very nice to see that everybody in the shop was helping out.

    • Good Work Rebecca, you possibly saved 2 lives with your quick action. The fact she got a bottle of Soft Drink I am wondering if she is also Diabetic. While swaying shw may have had what they call an “aura” which is a warning of a possibility of a seizure. However not all who have seizures get any warning or it can be so brief that you don’t have time to make yourself safe – e.g. lay on a floor – that way you can’t fall any further if you lose consciousness or lose your balance. If you sit in a seat and lose consciousness you can still fall onto the floor. You can easily “twist” as you fall and end up with bruises, muscle pain and other injuries on both sides of your body. Do not try to hold a patient still. Try to stop them from hitting their head continuously. Don’t put anything in their mouth. They can NOT swallow their tongue, but they can bite it.

      • That shop assistant was quick thinking and calm throughout. So glad the mum and baby were ok.


  • Lke gt


  • Hats off to the shop assistant.. great job. She saved the baby. Never ignore motherly instincts..


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