This footage shows a dad with lightning fast reflexes diving in front of a couch to protect his falling baby’s head.
The incident took place in the city of Ganzi, which is located in south-western China’s Sichuan province, on Sunday, 26th June.
The images show the dad, who has not been named, and another adult watching television while sitting on a sofa.
The baby, who has not been named either, can be seen playing nearby on the sofa before it suddenly tries to get to its feet.
But the baby loses balance and begins to topple over.
The dad, fast as lightning, reacts and dives in front of the couch, apparently catching the baby’s head before it could hit the floor. The dad has been praised on social media for his fast reflexes.
The baby was not injured, according to local media.