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OTTAWA, Canada – Paramedics in Ottawa publicly thanked an 8-year-old boy for helping to save an elderly man in the snow.

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The Ottawa Paramedic Service tweeted, “Many thanks to 8 y/o Clayton who located a man who had fallen in deep snow near his house earlier today. The gentleman was almost all covered due to the huge snowfall when Clayton spotted him & notified his parents who activated 9-1-1.”

Clayton said he saw the man had fallen, and then got his dad immediately. “I asked the man if he was okay. He seemed like he was hurt; he couldn’t get up, he couldn’t walk, he had no strength at all,” Joey McGuire, Clayton’s father, told CTV.

“For him to come running upstairs … I’ve never seen him worry that much about somebody, but he got up real fast and ran to us,” McGuire told the Ottawa Citizen.

When paramedics arrived, they treated the elderly man, who declined to go to the hospital, CBC reported.

Ottawa’s mayor, Jim Watson, joined in the congratulations for Clayton’s quick thinking, tweeting, “Way to go Clayton! Thank you for helping this man in your community. You are an amazing and very kind person.”