Not all heroes wear capes. Some are children with good hearts that happen to be in the right place at the right time. Earlier this month, a sixth-grader from Oklahoma, Davyon Johnson performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate. Then, that same day, Davyon rescued an elderly woman from a burning house.

The Enid News & Eagle reported, a student trying to refill his water bottle used his mouth to loosen the cap. The cap slipped into his throat and the student began to choke. The choking student stumbled into Davyon’s classroom.

Davyon jumped into action and performed the Heimlich maneuver. The bottle cap popped out.

The 11-year-old, told Enid News & Eagle he learned the Heimlich maneuver on YouTube, calling it a valuable procedure to learn. He said, “Just in case you’re in the situation I was in, you can know what to do.”

Later, while walking after school, Davyon saw an elderly woman trying to escape a house fire. Again, he rushed into action, helping the elderly woman with her walker get out of the home. 

“I thought ‘oh, she’s not moving fast enough.’ So I ran across the street and helped her to her truck,” Davyon told News On 6 cameras.

No one who knows Davyon was surprised by his quick-thinking nature, as he wants to be an EMT. 

Davyon’s mother, LaToya Johnson, told Enid News & Eagle, “I’m just a proud mom.”

The young hero was honored by both Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office and Muskogee Public Schools at a Muskogee Board of Education meeting. 

The Muskogee Public Schools Board of Education recognized sixth-grader Davyon Johnson during the board meeting Tuesday…

Posted by Muskogee County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, December 15, 2021

According to a Facebook post, shared by Davyon’s mother, Mayor Marlon J. Coleman declared December 9, Davyon Johnson Day in Muskogee, Oklahoma.


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