This is the moment a toddler follows his dad up a ladder and apparently slips on an upper rung with his parents reaching him just in time.
The incident took place on a farm near the city of Huaibei in the Chinese province of Anhui while the father was carrying out work on a roof.
In the footage, the dad is seen going up the ladder to inspect the roof as his young son waits at the bottom.
However, the curious tot decides to follow his father up the ladder and is standing on the second rung by the time the man is already on the roof.
Apparently unaware of what his son is up to, the father inspects the roof as the toddler continues climbing.
Near the top of the ladder, the boy slips and ends up hanging on a rung about two metres (6.6 feet) from the ground.
The dad rushes to help the boy and grabs his hand just as the tiring tot loses grip with the other hand.
A woman runs out into the yard after being called by her husband and immediately stands underneath the dangling toddler with her arms outstretched.
The man then lets go of the child’s hand and allows him to fall safely into the woman’s arms.