Firefighter distracts young crash victim with Happy Feet

A Mississippi firefighter's act of kindness for a scared child who was in a serious car wreck over the weekend has gone viral. Nearby residents, fellow motorists and first responders rushed to the aid of a family involved in a terrible car crash in D'lberville, Mississippi on Saturday. The Lincoln SUV they were riding in left the road, flipped several times and crashed on an exit ramp off of Interstate 110 North. The driver plus five children were injured in the crash.

Witnesses told The Sun Herald all five children were ejected from the vehicle. While waiting for another ambulance, firefighter Casey Lessard lay down on the road next to a four-year-old boy strapped to a backboard. He held up his own smartphone so that the boy could watch the animated movie Happy Feet.

The Internet loved the image, because it shows someone going above and beyond to comfort a frightened and injured child. But according to D'Ibervile Fire Capt. Darren Peterson, it's all in a day's work for his crew. "The kids ... we do whatever we can to calm them down," Peterson told the Sun. "The video calmed him down instantly."

The adult and five children were all taken to area hospitals. There has been no update on their condition. Police are still investigating the cause of the wreck.

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