Woman saves choking baby at North Carolina Golden Corral on Thanksgiving

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A photo that mother Hannah Jarvis posted to Facebook that shows Deborah Rouse holding 7-month-old Calli. (Hannah Jarvis Facebook)

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — A woman is credited with saving a choking baby at a North Carolina Golden Corral restaurant on Thanksgiving.

WLOS reported that Hannah Jarvis and her family are thanking Deborah Rouse for saving 7-month-old Calli.

“I didn’t get her phone number or anything, but I knew her name and wanted people to know she’s a hero,” said mother Hannah Jarvis.

It happened Thursday at a Golden Corral in Hendersonville as Jarvis was celebrating Thanksgiving with her family of eight.

Jarvis said they were enjoying a peaceful meal when Calli started choking on some mashed potatoes. She said her child couldn’t breathe for a minute.

Rouse then intervened to save Calli. Rouse did what is commonly considered the best technique to help a choking infant which are blows to the back.

The child has since fully recovered.

“It was something that was meant to be,” said Cimarron Waldrup, Calli’s grandfather. “We just want to thank her, thank Deborah, again.”

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