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Home Depot Employee Catches Falling Baby in the Nick of Time

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AHome Depot employee in Anchorage, Alaska made a fantastic save, catching a baby as it fell out of a car seat perched precariously on a shopping cart. Christopher Strickland's heroic catch was captured on the store's surveillance video. Watch as he's just minding his own business, then suddenly, he's saving a falling baby. Makes it look easy.

For his quick thinking and quick reflexes, the 19-year-old employee will be awarded the Home Depot Angel Award, in honor of those who have demonstrated exceptional acts of heroism.
· Quick-Thinking Home Depot Employee Saves Falling Baby [CBS News]
· Home Depot Employee Gives 'More Saving' Slogan New Meaning by Catching Falling Baby [The Blaze]