10-year-old Gryffin Sanders faced a life or death decision last week when his great-grandmother suddenly passed out at the wheel of the car, which was driving at 60 miles per hour with their family inside. Luckily, Gryffin already had some experience behind the wheel — on his Nintendo Wii.
In an incredible story of heroism and lightning-speed decision-making, 9news reports that Gryffin first tried unsuccessfully to wake his grandmother up after she’d “passed out while in mid-sentence.” When that didn’t work, Gryffin told 9news, “I just took the wheel and drove it into the ditch.”
While the boy’s family marvelled at his dextrous feat, Gryffin credited his racing experience while playing Mario Kart with giving him the knowledge and confidence to take charge of the situation.
“And, I’m pretty good at go kart driving,” Gryffin said.
Take note, parents. Playing Mario Kart might help your children (or your entire family) in more ways than you could possibly imagine. Read — and watch — Gryffin Sanders’ inspiring story here.