Imagine falling six full stories from an apartment to the ground below. Your odds of survival are already slim—but an 18-month-old child, weighing no more than 25 pounds, wouldn’t stand a chance, right?
Normally, that would be right—but then, that wouldn’t be good news, would it? Recently, an 18-month-old girl survived a “miracle fall” from her family’s Parisian apartment building completely unscathed.
After she fell out of the window, she had a stroke of luck when she bounced off a café awning. Then, in another fortunate turn, a doctor spotted her falling, and caught her in his arms before she hit the ground. He examined her on the spot, and didn’t find any injuries, but she was still taken to the hospital for care, where she was given a clean bill of health.
Phillippe Benseniot, the doctor who caught the child, doesn’t consider himself a hero. He’s just glad that he could help. “I was there at the right time,” he told France Info. “I’m happy for the little girl.”