ByZachary Auman, writer at Creators.co
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Brandon Williams, a 13-year-old boy with autism, saved his classmate's life thanks to the Heimlich maneuver, which he learned from the popular children's show, SpongeBob Squarepants!

Pictured: Brandon Williams, image via Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo
Pictured: Brandon Williams, image via Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo

Brandon was eating lunch at Barnes Intermediate School on October 28 when he noticed that classmate Jessica was choking on a piece of apple. He then rushed over, wrapped his arms around her and gave her a quick, powerful squeeze that caused the apple piece in the throat to dislodge and hurdle out of her mouth.

Williams' seventh-grade class had a party to celebrate the teenager's brave and heroic act. Some adults and parents at the school said he deserves a medal, to which he replied:

"I don't need a medal. I'm good, I'm good."

When asked what he thought about his son's heroism, Anthony Williams said:

"He picks up on things that most of us would miss, and files it all away in his head, and he can recall it all in an instant."
Pictured: Brandon and Jessica image via Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo
Pictured: Brandon and Jessica image via Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo

Brandon Williams is a very brave young man that we can all learn a lesson or two from. Even though he saved his friend's life, he declined a reward because helping her was the right thing to do. The lesson here is, just because you've done the right thing or even if you deserve a reward, you don't need it. But, that's just my opinion.

Thank you for reading!

Source: nbc4i.com, Staten Island Live

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