If you think you're not a hero because you're not fighting overseas or because you can't afford to adopt a million kids like Angelina Jolie, you should know that heroes can be found anywhere. Including laundromats. Mike Adams is a restaurant owner in Mississippi, and his place happens to be two doors down from a laundromat. While closing up on Tuesday night, he heard screams and went to investigate. When he got inside the laundromat, he found a 7-month-old baby in one of the running washing machines. If you're wondering why the people inside the place didn't just open the door, it's because these washing machines automatically lock when they start - trapping the baby inside. Adams said he felt sick when he realized what had happened. It took the help of two others to get the door pried open. "I was just doing all I could do to keep the door ...open" while the water drained out.
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If you're asking how this could have happened - who throws a baby into a washer - police say he'd been playing in a laundry basket with his 4-year-old brother. "We speculate that the 7-month-old climbed out of the basket into the machine and his 4-year-old brother closed the door on him." Unfortunately, the mother turned her back for those few seconds. The baby had been knocked unconscious, but was still breathing when he was rescued from the machine and rushed to the hospital. His mom says that, despite having bruises all over his body, the baby is okay.