12-Year-Old Florida Boy Saves Drowning Man, Thanks To "Stranger Things"

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If this doesn't tell parents that letting their kids watch TV isn't always a bad thing, I don't know what will.

A 12-year-old boy named Austen in Wellington, Florida was able to save the life of his behavioral therapist after what he learned from watching Netflix's "Stranger Things".

Austen and his therapist were swimming in the deep end of the family pool, and the two were competing to see who could hold their breath underwater the longest when the therapist lost consciousness.

That's when Austen pulled the man out of the deep end and onto the pool steps.

No one else was around; it was up to Austen, so he started administering CPR.

Austen was successful and when the man came to he said, "I think I passed out in about 30 seconds and I don't know why . . . I'm just so amazed at how strong [Austen] was and how wise he was in that moment . . . And I always want him to know that he is a hero."

The scene in "Stranger Things" that inspired Austen is from the end of Season 1, when Hopper and Joyce administer CPR to Will to revive him in the Upside Down.

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