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James Dukes, an 11 year-old boy from Marietta, Georgia became a true hero earlier this week when he helped his mother deliver his baby brother, The Root reports.

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Dukes’ mother went into labor earlier than expected and the 11 year-old rose to the occasion to help his mother. Citing CBS news, The Root reported that the mother, Kenyarda, had collapsed on the floor and with James’ father working, he was the only one at home to help and help, he did.

The baby, whose name is Royal, was born, and James would ensure that his baby bother was cleaned and that his mother was doing okay. His mother referred to him as her, “guardian angel.”

James called 911 who aided in ensuring that he kept his baby brother safe and warm before responders got to the home to take baby Royal and Kenyarda to the hospital.

James reports that he wasn’t scared. “It was more just like, let me clean the baby off, make sure he’s OK, make sure my mom’s OK,” the 11 year-old exclaimed.

The ordeal might have created a future doctor as James is reportedly thinking of becoming a doctor, instead of playing football for the NFL. We wish him all the best and congratulations to the family!

Read the full story at The Root.


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