Houston store employee makes incredible catch to save falling toddler

Houston store employee makes incredible catch to save fallin
Sophia Beausoleil

HOUSTON (KPRC) - An employee at a Houston-area store knew he saved the day just moments after he caught a falling child while on the job.

"Just out of the corner of my eye, I saw the child fall and didn’t have that much time to think about it and next thing I know I’m holding the kid," said Jesse “Tex” Leos.

Leos was seen on surveillance video snagging a child who lost their balance while standing on the counter.

The man accompanying the child quickly reaches over the counter to offer assistance while the employee celebrates his reactions with a quick flex and thumbs up to the security camera.

“You’re always on your game right when you’re either in the wind tunnel or in the sky, but I guess some of that obviously bleeds over to outside the wind tunnel,” said Leos regarding his cat-like reflexes.

He said the parents of the toddler were grateful he was there to make the catch.

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