Kaelyn's two rescuers are on the rightIt's next to impossible to see the words "Let It Go" together and not get the song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Idina Menzel's version in the movie Frozen is both catchy and inspiring, a song pretty much every young kid nowadays knows all the words to.
But you probably would never have guessed the words would also be known (and sung!) by some tough, big, burly firefighters.
That's right, when a poor little girl got stuck in an elevator with her family, two firefighters could think of only one hilariously appropriate way to calm her down: sing "Let It Go" to her.
Kristen Kerr was going to a hair salon in Reading, Massachusetts, on March 19 and one of her worst nightmares came true: The elevator going to the second-floor salon stalled. She, her 4-year-old daughter, and infant son were trapped inside.
Little baby Jackson probably had no idea what was going on, but her 4-year-old, Kaelyn, sure did. Their rescuers appeared quickly after the elevator stalled, but when they lowered a ladder down into the elevator (it was the only way to get them out), Kaelyn's fear took over. She couldn't move.
Poor kid! No amount of coaxing could get her out of that elevator.
"When they put the ladder down, that's when she kind of started freaking out a little bit," said Kristin.
And who wouldn't? It's scary enough getting trapped in an elevator, let alone having to climb up a ladder to get out of it.
These super-patient firefighters were suddenly struck by inspiration after John Keough started talking to Kaelyn to calm her down. He found out she's a fan of Frozen (obviously), so then his partner, Scott Myette, whipped out his iPhone and began playing, you guessed it, "Let It Go," which he had downloaded for his own kids. Of course, because it's one of the memorable songs out there right about now, both of the firefighters were singing along to the iPhone to make Kaelyn feel more comfortable.
And it worked!
"It was easily one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen in my life," said one grateful mom. "We got her to a point where she was comfortable with us and up the ladder we went, right up and over, no problem."
Both of these heroes are dads of young kids, which is what gave them this brilliant idea at first. "You say, okay how would my kids be comforted in this situation, so anything we can do to make them more comfortable makes our job a lot easier," Myette said.
Think if these guys weren't dads, they would have thought of this ingenious way to calm Kaelyn down? They definitely wouldn't have known all the words! Needless to say, thank goodness for their quick, creative thinking because everyone is safe. It's always heartwarming to hear stories where being a dad truly helps out on the job! And in such an adorable way, of course.
Kaelyn was cool and collected enough after the rescue that she even insisted that she make it to her hair appointment.
Here's more on the story -- it's only too bad there wasn't a video of these guys singing in the elevator!
Think every father of young kids would have known how to calm down a 4-year-old girl like this?
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