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A story by Laleh Chini:

My husband’s grandparents’ house has a massive front yard with a big swimming pool that makes every summer fun for all the kids in the family.



One day, when my husband was a teenager, he decided to visit his grandparents. As he walked past the swimming pool to get to the front door, he saw a little boy face down, floating in the swimming pool with nobody else around. It was his three-year-old cousin, Ben. My husband instantly panicked and jumped into the pool with all of his clothes on and saved Ben’s life.


There isn’t a moment my husband’s aunt doesn’t thank God that he was in the right place at the right time.

Years passed as my husband moved to Canada, eventually married me and had two kids.

Every few years we go back home to Iran visit to our families and friends.  When our son was nine years old and our daughter was three, my kids and I went to Iran for a visit while my husband was busy at work in Toronto. When we arrived in Iran, everyone was kind to us as always and invited us over to their homes. We spent every moment with family and friends, not wasting a single moment.

One day, everyone was gathered at my husband’s grandparents’ house.


We were all busy talking and laughing when I took my eyes off my three-year-old daughter for a few seconds. When I looked to find her with my eyes, I saw her floating in the swimming pool, face down. I got shocked and started screaming right away, but that’s when I saw Ben dropping his cellphone and jumping into the same swimming pool that my husband saved him when he was three, and saved our three years old daughter’s life.


Now he was in the right place at the right time.


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  1. Wow… that gave me the chills! Thank goodness!

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  2. What an interesting co-incidence! Or is it 🙂

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  3. Beautiful story, dear Laleh! You’re right! In a miraculous way God makes us always be in the right place at the right time. 🙂

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  4. Wow…amazing. Another remarkable true story by you to prove God’s sympathy and compassionate. What a coincidence. I believe you get what you give. Thanks indeed.

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  5. I got goose bumps reading this, that’s an amazing reoccurring in your family line.

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  6. بسیار زیبا و دلنشین .ممنونم

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  7. An absolutely amazing story, And how the cycle of life turns, remarkably beautiful..

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  8. What a story. Maybe someone will fill in that pool

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  9. Sometimes, we may not be able to explain some events and the rare coincidences that take place. A word of caution. Why didn’t someone think of putting up a fence around the pool?

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  10. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    A bittersweet tale from Laleh…

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  11. This is a wonderful story. Two lives saved. There are Guardian angels in this story. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Oh my goodness. I have tears reading this. Thank goodness both are ok.

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  13. This is lovely. Made me smile.

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