Amazing Kid Stories

Mail Carrier Catches Falling Baby

A U.S. postal worker is being praised for her beyond-the-call-of-duty package handling skills.

Lisa Harrell, 42, can add hero to her record after catching a 1-year-old baby who fell out of a second-story window Monday in Albany.

Lisa, a 14-year veteran of the Postal Service, was delivering mail to a home late Monday morning when she noticed the baby in a window above the front door. She said the next thing she knew, the baby had fallen into her arms.

“I noticed the upstairs window open halfway,” Harrell told the Albany Times Union. “The baby fell right into my arms. Everything happened so quick.”

As son as the baby’s mom, Brenda Morales realized what had happened she grabbed her baby, Niales, thanked Lisa and then ran down the street to her mother’s house.

The amazing part is that Lisa was not on her normal route and any other day, she would not have been at the Morales household at that time.

When told she was a hero, the modest mail carrier said,

“A hero? No. I was in the right place at the right time God was there for me and the baby.”



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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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