Inside a Walmart in High Ridge, Missouri, a courageous teen rushed to the rescue of an 11-month-old baby who suddenly stopped breathing.
Surveillance video captured the dramatic scene, showing the mother frantically trying to revive her daughter.
The baby girl was not breathing and showed no pulse.
Abby Snodgrass, 17, heard the commotion and sprang into action. She dashed from aisles away to the baby and performed CPR on the spot.
Talk about quick instincts, as Snodgrass reportedly had just learned the life-saving procedure in her high school health class.
Reflecting on the scariness of the situation, Snodgrass told ABC News,
“The one thought that crossed my mind was, ‘What if this doesn’t work?’ And I just had to push it out of my mind and keep going because I knew that’s what I had to do.”
Her efforts ultimately worked. The baby started breathing again.
“I can’t explain how happy I was when she started to breathe,” Snodgrass said. “It was a huge relief.”
The baby’s family, thankful for the teen’s willingness to jump in and help save their daughter’s life, released a statement to ABC News acknowledging Snodgrass’s efforts:
“We are exceedingly grateful to the young woman who helped our daughter. Our daughter is home and healthy, and we couldn’t be more thankful.”