Saturday, June 12, 2010

I just knew it!

I just knew that watching SpongeBob was a good thing!

This was in the news yesterday --
SpongeBob SquarePants Saves a Life, Again
An 8-year-old northern New Jersey boy credits swimming lessons and "SpongeBob SquarePants'' with helping him save a 5-year-old neighbor from drowning.

Reese Ronceray was at a party at a manmade lake in Washington Township with neighbor Andrew Gentile on Saturday.

Gentile's mother allowed her son to go into the water because she thought it was shallow. But the boy struggled because it was six-feet deep.

His mother panicked after she jumped in and couldn't touch bottom.

Ronceray jumped in and grabbed Gentile. He says he mimicked something he had seen on the cartoon show to get them to the surface.

Ronceray's mom, Anne, says her son came up with the younger boy's head in his arms and he swam back to shore.

The boy's bravery marks the second SpongeBob-inspired rescue in the tri-state area in less than two months.

In April, 12-year-old Miriam Starobin helped save her best friend from choking at their Long Island school by giving her the Heimlich -- a technique she said she recalled from a SpongeBob episode.


Later -- Remington -- Isn't he cool? -- out!


Priscilla said...

That's a brave boy! Thanks for sharing it.

Gus said...

We thought about you when we saw this story last night...but we knew your Mom would find it for you.


Frankie Furter said...

Your Hero, SpongeBob, helped to save a life??? Wow Remington that's grrreat!!

Madi and Mom said...

What could be better than to learn life's lessons from such a great guy like SBSP!!
Rem you know how to pick a great show.
Happy Saturday,
Madi and Mom

Stella said...

What great stories to share on a Saturday morning! Thank you so much!


Rebecca and Daisy Mae said...

Well... it's good they learned something other than: who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Sponge Bob Square Pants!
Daisy Mae

Zona said...

That is wonderful!!!! Thanks for sharing!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! We saw that in the news n thought about you Remington. WOW! That's Great! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Gloria said...

WOW! That is terrific! I will have to ask my grandchildren what they learned from that show. Keep watching!

3 doxies said...

Puddles mom here....
I am seriously amazed at this. Thank you for sharing this and the reminder that since summer is here, we can NEVER be too careful with human kids or fur kids.
PEES: we had a 16 car derailment on our train tracks. It is still being cleaned up but rubbing alcohol leaked as well so it has been on going.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

WOW!!! We had no idea that Spongebob was such a lifesaver!!

Happy weekend!

Woofs and Kisses
The Fiesty Three

JC said...

My son loved Sponge Bob.

Sally Ann said...

Wow, Spongebob is quite a cartoon.
Sally Ann

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh my, that is quite a story of bravery inspired by Sponge Bob.
Martha and Bailey xx

Jacqueline said...

You are a smart boy, Rem, with good taste; what a wonderful thing for a cartoon character to teach children and animals such important life lessons...Happy Saturday sweetie...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great story!

Thanks fur pawing it along!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Awesome stories, Remington! Hurray for SpongeBob!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Who ever woulda' thunk that Sponge Bob would do so well given the 'characters' he hangs around with all the time!☺

JackDaddy said...

Well, that is a great story!! You should make sure SB hears about it!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, that is just a wonderful story!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Teddy Bear said...

That is VERY cool.:) We're so glad everyone is ok.

Teddy Bear

Dory and the Mama said...

Sponge AND educational!!! How awesome!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

1000 Goldens said...

Wow, what a great story, that you for sharing that Remington!

Jazzi said...

That is quite a great story and yes, thanks to Spongebob!! I watch alot of him too. Just goes to show you that you can learn a lot from him huh??


booker said...

spongebob is a grrreat role model! i better start watching him on teevee!
the booker man

Mr Koda MD said...

You'll be ready for anything, thanks to SpongeBob

Sagira said...

Way to go Spongebob!

Bruschi said...

It's so funny, when I saw that this weekend, I immediately thought of you!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

What a great story, good old Spongebob!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx