Lots of little kids like to pretend that they’re superheroes. Caden Drake, however, got to play one in real life. No, for real.
According to CBS Los Angeles, Caden, 5, was in the car with his mom, Ashley, and his 4-year-old brother when Ashley started feeling sick after taking some medication and drove the SUV onto the side of the road.
“I pulled over the car. I just don’t remember anything after that. I just kinda blacked out. I just started shaking, and I started sweating, and my vision just went black,” Ashley said to CBS.
She had tried to call her own mom, but before she could speak, she blacked out and dropped the phone.
That’s when Caden swooped in to save the day. Despite being, in his words, “a little bit scared,” he picked up the phone and followed his grandma’s orders to call OnStar.
He told the OnStar operator that his mom was crying and had her eyes closed, and while he stayed on the phone, police officers found their car on the side of the road. All the while, Caden also managed to calm his little brother, who was also frightened to the extent that he tried to get out of the car.
Officers praised Caden for his poise, which you might imagine would probably have been tough for most other kids his age to muster in the same situation — not to mention most adults. On the other hand, Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man cursed Caden for stealing their superhero thunder.
Screen shot via CBS Los Angeles
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