ups driver runs across busy street to free 4-year-old boy trapped under heavy box

You do not need a cape to be a hero.

An Illinois boy was trying to help his parents bring in the package the delivery man just brought. Soon, the four-year-old, Max Pratt, was trapped under a 97-pound package, twice his weight.

ups driver runs across busy street to free 4-year-old boy trapped under heavy box
ups driver runs across busy street to free 4-year-old boy trapped under heavy box

An UPS driver, Marco Angel, was a true guardian angel, saving the little boy’s life.

The parents shared the story and the video of the incident

While Max did his best to bring in the newly ordered hammock, it kept falling back on him.

ups driver runs across busy street to free 4-year-old boy trapped under heavy box
ups driver runs across busy street to free 4-year-old boy trapped under heavy box

The boy, who weighs around 40 pounds, started screaming for help. Angel, who was still close, heard Max cry for help, and sprinted back to the house. In seconds, Angel was pulling the 97-pound package off a scared but unharmed boy.

Pratt’s mom Traci was upstairs, taking care of Max’s baby sister. She later shared the video from the doorbell camera as an inspiration to others.

Max and Marco are now friends

ups driver runs across busy street to free 4-year-old boy trapped under heavy box
ups driver runs across busy street to free 4-year-old boy trapped under heavy box

The family is, of course, grateful to Marco, and they are having Zoom meetings whenever they can. Max and Angel share a love for Chicago White Sox, and we hope they will stay friends for life.

Traci explained the package was her birthday gift from her mother. She stated:

“People, especially coming off the year that we’ve had, just need some bright light. So I wanted to share it with our community.”

Max’s mom concluded:

“There’s heroes among us.”

“People do take the time to go that extra mile and help each other out.”

If you needed someone to bring you faith into humanity, Marco is your person!