A student in Staten Island, New York's affinity for watching "SpongeBob SquarePants" helped him save the life of one of his classmates, according to People magazine.
Brandon Williams, who has autism, noticed that his classmate Jessica Pelligrino was choking on
an apple slice, Brandon jumped into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver and ultimately dislodging the piece of fruit from his classmate's throat.
seventh grader says he learned the life-saving technique from watching
dad Anthony Williams told SILive.com that
Brandon often picks up on things that most people wouldn't see, like the bits
used on "SpongeBob SquarePants."
files it all away in his head, and he can recall it all in an instant," Williams
explained. "That's how he knew instantly what to do. And we're glad he
did. We're proud of him."
class hero was rewarded with a party to celebrate his bravery, yet he remained
don't need a medal. I'm good, I'm good," he said.