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Boy's Amazing Reflexes Help Him Catch Plummeting Baby Brother

His mom has hailed her older son's "miracle" heroics.

A quick-witted 9-year-old boy swooped in to save his infant brother as he tumbled 3 feet to the floor from a changing table.

Joseph Levi ran over and caught his falling 11-month-old sibling Eitan at just the right moment at their home in Bal Harbour, Florida.

Tila Levi, the boys’ mother, said she’d momentarily turned her back to talk to another of her children when her little boy rolled over and fell.

The mother-of-five said the Sept. 29 incident had left her embarrassed, so she held off posting footage of it to Facebook until last week.

“I was home alone with the five kids, and at first, I said, ‘I messed up.’ I did something wrong,” Levi told the broadcaster WHIO. “But then I realized that it was just a miracle. I must have did something right to have been deserving of this little guy, running in at the right time and running in at the right moment.”

Joseph said he normally can’t carry his younger sibling, who weighs around 30 pounds, but he felt a force push him forward to save him.

I would have never caught him,” the youngster told Fox 21 News. “I can’t run that fast, so I felt like something just came and pushed me forward, and when it happened, I just ran and caught him.”