A case where "Like" doesn't quite cut it.


This story about a 10-year-old girl saving her father's life with a Facebook post is so compelling that it sounds like something cooked up by a PR firm hired by Mark Zuckerberg.

Brianna Vance was inside her home in Pecks Mill, West Virginia during a violent thunderstorm, when a massive tree came down on the front porch where her father and two of his buddies had been sitting, probably saying things like "Hoo-boy, we're screwed if that big tree comes down on top of us and knocks out the phone lines."

Fortunately, when that very thing happened, quick-thinking Brianna grabbed her cell phone. The house had no land-line, and cell phone signals were down, but Brianna was able to get online and post a plea for help on Facebook.

"The lightning crashed and hit a tree by our porch and my dad’s almost dead. He needs an ambulance please. Please call one for us if you have a signal. We live in a yellow house, a trailer. Please. We need an ambulance. Please. Please."

Someone saw Brianna's post and called 911. When paramedics arrived they found her father with a broken collarbone and several broken ribs and rushed him to the hospital along with his two pals who were also crushed by the tree.

Sources: Buzzfeed | Daily Mail