"He loves me, but he's still annoying," says 8-year-old after brother saves his life
BY: Rob Kerby
"He loves me. He cares about me. But he's still annoying."
So says 8-year-old Brandon Lovett. That's the thanks that his seventh grader brother, Bryan, gets after saving the third grader's life.
It seems Brandon was being his ever-active self and in a blur bumped into his 12-year-old big brother and gulped, inhaling a piece of hard candy -- which then lodged in his throat. He gagged, unable to breathe.
He began to pass out.
Calm as usual, Bryan did what he'd learned at school -- "The Move" -- a version of the Heimlich Maneuver.
He says he punched his little brother in the chest and the candy popped out.
And Bryan's resigned to the reality that his ever-moving whirlwind of a little brother isn't going to get all that emotional with gratitude.