One of a parent's most vital roles is to make sure that their children are safe at all times. They need to protect them from all harm and make sure that they are kept safe under any circumstances.
This story is a good example of just what a father is willing to do to protect his family.
Vitali Balabanov lives with his wife and two children in a five -story apartment in Strunino, Russia. They were doing their usual house chores when they suddenly smelled smoke coming from outside their unit. Apparently, their neighbor's unit had gone up in flames. As they looked for an escape route, they realized that the stairwell and corridor were already filled with smoke. Thus, going through there would mean certain suffocation.
Left with no other choices, they realized that the only way to escape from their hellish situation would be to jump from the window and risk the five-story-high fall.
Luckily, their neighbors were already gathered out front, looking for ways to save them. Vitali got a carpet and threw it at the crowd below and just like a scene in a suspense movie, he threw his family out the window one member at a time. First up was his 11-mont-old son, then his 3-year-old daughter, followed by his wife and then, finally, himself.
Fortunately, all of them survived the disastrous situation. Unfortunately, Vitali suffered a spinal injury. This example of a parent's unconditional love is truly one-of-a-kind and heroic.
If you were Vitali, would you have done the same thing in order to save your family? Let us know in the comments section and don’t forget to share this on Facebook!