Five-year-old Allison Anderwald was playing in the pool with her mother, Tracy, when suddenly Tracy went limp. The little girl, who learned about water safety at a very young age, realized her mother was underwater for too long and knew she had to jump into action.
What Allison didn't know was that her mother was having a seizure.
Security cameras at the home captured the tense moments as Allison pulled her mom to safety.
Once Allison was able to drag her mother into the shallow end, she brought her head above the water and ran inside to get help from her siblings. By chance, Tedra Hunt, Allison's aunt, was near the Anderwald's house and heard the commotion, and then called 911.
Tracy told Corpus Christi Caller-Times, "It's amazing that she [Allison] even knew what to do." She spent the weekend in the hospital, but has been released and is expected to make a full recovery.
Doctors credit the little girl with saving her mother's life.
One Facebook user wrote, after viewing the scary video footage, "Thank you Lord for giving this child the strength, knowledge and courage to act quick for her mother."
While another user praised Allison's mom for teaching her how to swim at a young age, "Great job to her mom and or caregivers for teaching her about being around water. The knowledge she had about what steps to take, shows she has been taught."