6-year-old Bradley Reid is being hailed a hero, as he kept his grandfather alive after a serious accident near Grand Falls-Windsor in Canada.
Walter Small, 59, and his grandson Bradley were staying in a cabin in the woods when the little boy wanted a ride on the ATV. Unfortunately, because of the uneven terrain, the ATV tipped over and Small’s leg got trapped underneath the vehicle.
“It was terrifying. There we were, a mile from my cabin and it would be a long time before anyone came,” Small recounted their 24-hour ordeal. “No water, no food, telephone left on the table.”
Bradley tried to push the vehicle off his grandfather, but it was too heavy for him. The main road was also too far for the kindergartener, who instead took care of his grandfather and made sure he remained conscious.
“I was passing out in pain,” Small said. “Bradley was there keeping me awake, keeping the flies and bugs off me.”
Bradley also kept on telling his gramps that he loved him. “He kept telling me that 50,000 times in the woods, and that’s what kept me going,” the grandfather recalled.
Without any food, water, or shelter, the desperate grandfather was contemplating cutting off his leg to save him and his grandson.
Fortunately, Bradley heard a passing truck which he waved down from the side of the road. Bradley quickly told them, “Never mind me, my poppy’s hurt bad.”
The two passersby stopped and immediately called an ambulance for the young boy and his grandfather.
Small’s leg is recovering from the injury, but he still gets nightmares from time to time.
As for the little hero, he won’t be riding on an ATV any time soon. “If he hadn’t been there, I don’t think I’d have made it,” the proud grandfather said.
Listen to the amazing radio interview with Walter Small below.