The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: Fourth Grader Saves Life with Heimlich Maneuver

Published on December 7, 2022

Seth steps away from bleak and depressing news to share a news story about a fourth grader who saved her choking classmate’s life with the Heimlich maneuver.

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  • StupendousMan461 2 months ago

    CORRECTION! In the doorknob game, if someone says ‘doorknob’ before you say ‘safety,’ they get to punch your arm until you touch a doorknob.

  • Cyberwiccan 2 months ago

    I keep telling people, children are just small people with empty minds. if you fill that mind with the right information, you will get a brilliant child. Just like Essence. Great job to her parents.

  • butterfliesamongus 2 months ago


  • Daniel Gehring 2 months ago

    Does anybody else get the feeling that in a previous taping, Seth did the Corrections shout-out, and nobody laughed or clapped, so he stopped that taping and told everyone they don’t get to leave until Corrections gets cheered?

  • yeeaahhzz 2 months ago

    TIL doorknob exists outside my bubble

  • Peter Bathum 2 months ago


  • Steven Kølnes 2 months ago

    Seth doesn’t know how to play “doornob.”
    If you fart, you have to say “safety” before someone else calls “doornob.” If you fail to say “safety” before they say “doornob” then they can hit you until you touch a doorknob. Close though, Seth. Almost got it.

  • Fred A 2 months ago

    How adorable is this little hero! “What’s it called again?” And all she wants is for others to learn this technique. Are you freaking kidding me with this kid? She’s amazing!

  • Stewie Griffin 2 months ago

    I think Essence deserves a spot on Late Night ( and not some lame zoom session – fly her and her family out and do it up right ) since she is responsible for not only saving a life but saving ” The Kind of Story We Need Right Now “. Cue Card Wally gets paid for flipping cards. – Surely Essence deserves more than that! 🤣🤣

  • Jini Cole 2 months ago

    This story warmed my heart. I was sad to see that the graphic used to represent Essence as a car bobble head was drastically slimmed down and given a tiny waist. Essence is a lovely girl and I wish the graphics team had chosen to represent her better.

  • Phill Rockman 2 months ago

    Well, we know she watches Youtube. If you’re reading this, great job.

  • Marco Thibault 2 months ago

    Correction: the only good thing on this channel is correction.

  • Noel Auna 2 months ago


  • Crystal Karma 2 months ago

    That sweet Girl! ❤

  • B 2 months ago

    Corrections isn’t the only good thing on YouTube; it’s just clearly the best thing on YouTube.

  • Smokin J 2 months ago

    This girl is amazing. I remember in the 10th grade in math class I started choking on a starburst candy and I had to hit my chest on the desk to get it up. In the end everyone just laughed at me. No one tried to help, not even the teacher. We need more girls like this in the world! 🎉😊

  • Legend of Legends 2 months ago

    Seth, was 1:41 necessary? Hahaha!

    It’s very fulfilling to see stories like these. I am a fan from South Africa. Thanks for adding this story.

  • Betty Veronica 2 months ago

    Essence is a beautiful example of humanity! Good job also, mom and dad. 💜👑

  • Michael Jacksin 2 months ago

    “what did you call that thing again?” Johnny Heimlich is pissed off


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