Fortunately, on this particular day in this particular Wal-Mart in Missouri, a young woman, 17-year-old Abby Snodgrass was shopping. She was in a nearby dressing room when she heard the commotion outside. She dressed quickly and made her way over to the unresponsive infant. As it turns out, in that entire crowd of people, teenage Abby was the only one who could actually help. A few months before, she had learned CPR in her high school health class. Many of us have taken CPR classes and certification, generally with the hope that we will never have to use it. Nervous, Abby put her valuable skills to the ultimate test.

“The one thing that crossed my mind initially was, ‘What if this doesn’t work?’ And I just had to push it out of my mind and keep going,” she told reporters.

Abby’s quick thinking and skill saved a little girl’s life that day. Thank goodness she was there!