It’s an amazing stroke of luck that saved a life.
A one in a million chance.
So many “ifs”.
If Konrad Lightner and his wife, Jennifer, did not have Sunday as their moving day.
If the mattress had been lighter.
If the lift had been working properly.
If any of these had eventuated, this story might be about a tragedy.
Instead the stars aligned.
The move was on schedule.
The mattress was a pain in the arse to move and took two to lift.
The damn lift was stuck again.
And a three-year old boy is alive and well.
Los Angeles couple Konrad and Jennifer Lightner were half way through their move when they saw a three-year-old boy climbing out of a third-storey window.
The toddler had been happily throwing his toys out of the window after he pushed the screen out and then he decided to follow.
His parents told KTLA-TV that they were in another room playing with his sister and did not hear the commotion.
Terrifyingly, the boy then clung on to a telephone wire outside the window.
Jennifer and Konrad were moving their mattress through the alley and desperately called the police to notify them of the unfolding crisis.