When Rita Lawler, 7, of Sarasota, Florida saw her mom lying unconscious on the floor of their home, she knew she had to take action. And so she did what I believe any of us would do in the same situation: she grabbed a slice of leftover pizza, walked up to her mother, and hit her in with it.

Rita’s mom didn’t come to, so the little girl called 9-1-1. Paramedics were able to resuscitate her mother, and she’s doing fine now. And since this all turned out OK in the end, I feel comfortable saying that nothing will ever rob me of that visual image. You can watch a video interview with Rita here, and it is well worth it.