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Airport security guard makes last-second catch of falling baby

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POLAND — An airport security guard with some impressive reflexes saved a toddler from falling off a table while at a security checkpoint.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the guard caught the child with his fingertips just before the boy crashed onto the floor.

The boy had been placed on a table just behind an x-ray machine by his father who was collecting his belongings. The toddler leaned forward and fell off.

“I noticed the child was sitting on the table and he looked a bit off balance, and then he began to fall forward,” said Grzegorz Paczek, the guard who saved the boy. “I was standing four to five meters away and I realized I had no chance of stopping him fall so I just threw myself along the ground with my arms outstretched. It was an instinctive reaction.”

For his quick moves, Paczek was rewarded with a special Christmas bonus.