Two young heroes stepped up in a big way in Oakland, Florida when a fire roared nearby.

10-year-old Isiah Francis and 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes were minding their business when they saw smoke rising up in their neighborhood.

What Two Young Boys Did When They Saw a House on Fire

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They quickly noticed that their neighbor’s home was on fire, and rushed inside without a second thought. Navigating through heavy smoke and impending panic, the two heroes safely retrieved a 1-year-old and an 8-month-old from the burning house.

It is not as if the two were unafraid of the situation, but they had the remarkable courage to overcome their fear — the true mark of bravery.

“I was really scared because I thought I was going to get burned,” Isiah even told a local news outlet in Orlando. “I was nervous because there was so much smoke it was hard for me to see,” he added.

Despite feeling scared, unable to see, and risking his own wellbeing, Isiah and his friend charged into that burning house to save two toddlers.

Forget their age, many in that frightening position might have frozen, or called the appropriate authorities. The quick-thinking to charge directly into the home, however, very well could have made the difference between life and death for the two young children they retrieved.

How Two Boys Proved That There Is No Age Limit to Being a Hero

Their selfless act of bravery reverberated throughout the community, becoming a beacon of hope and inspiration. News of their heroism spread, captivating the hearts of people across the country. These two are certainly destined to grow into brave young men.

Isiah even said he has dreams of becoming a firefighter some day, and he certainly has more experience than most 11 year olds.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined, but it is believed to have started on the stove. It is unclear why the father was unable to get all four of his children out of the home, or why the fire began. However, it is certain that Isiah and Jeremiah saved the day.

While, hopefully we don’t have to run into a burning home any time soon, we can all draw inspiration from the bravery displayed by these two boys. True heroism doesn’t lie in accolades or recognition, but in the sum of decisions like these that come to define us.

Isiah and Jeremiah’s selfless act will forever serve as a reminder that each of us has the capacity to be a hero in our own unique way.

Heroism also isn’t reserved for a certain age group, and these two showed why everyone possesses the ability to become a hero in the right circumstance.

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