A Florida school kindergartner became a hero after saving a substitute teacher in Polk County who fell and hit her head at Frostproof Elementary School.

Florida kindergartner Max Aguilar, 6, is being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of his substitute teacher who suffered an injury during class, Fox 13 News reported.

Mrs. Joyce Darr, 67, was filling in at Frostproof Elementary School when a student bumped into her, causing her to lose her balance. Mrs. Darr fell, hit her head, and lost consciousness.
Max ran to another classroom to get help.

The Polk County teacher was airlifted to the hospital where she was placed on life support for almost two weeks.

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Darr’s son Derek says that his mom had a cracked skull and a brain bleed but regained consciousness after 12 days, according to Fox 13 News.


“It’s a miracle, and if it wasn’t for Max, she’d be dead, no doubt about it,” said Derek Darr.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office gave Max the Good Citizen Award.

Derek Darr also thanked Max for his quick thinking by gifting him a new pair of Jordan sneakers.

Max’s mom, Monica Aguilar, is proud of her son and told Fox 13 News that she wasn’t surprised by his thoughtful actions.

“He’s my little hero,” she said.

This story has been written and syndicated across GateHouse Media Group's 22 Florida markets.