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Heroes come in many varieties. But the one thing they all have in common is that they’re there when we need them most. One very lucky 2-year-old boy happened to have someone looking out for him during a very scary moment.

The hero in question was a police officer from Woodstock, Georgia, who saved the young boy from dying. The amazing part was, the police officer happened to be off duty at the time of the incident. It was a “right place, right time” type of situation.

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Officer Dixon was off duty, having clocked out for the day, and was making his way home when he overheard the emergency call that came in. Rather than ignore it since he was off the clock, Dixon immediately rushed to the scene without hesitation. He even managed to be the first one to arrive on the scene.

According to Fox News, the 2-year-old’s mom, Yakema Harris, was the one to call 911 after her son began vomiting – and eventually stopped breathing – after they arrived home from daycare.

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Dixon was the one who arrived first and started CPR. Luckily, he was able to revive the 2-year-old.

Dixon described the incident as “a rush of emotion,” stating that the child’s eyes “just opened. And once his eyes opened, the gravity of it all just hit.”

After he was revived, the young child was then transported to a local hospital and authorities shared that the boy is doing well.

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His mother, Yakema, is now calling Dixon her son’s guardian angel, stating to FOX5 Atlanta, “I think he is an angel sent here from God. His presence was very needed at that time.”

You can watch an interview of the three reuniting after the incident on FOFX5 Atlanta’s page here.

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