Tom Phillips, 2011
Let’s head over to Wales for this next tale of kid heroism. When you grow up on a farm, you have to accept responsibility at a younger age than city kids do. Everybody needs to do their fair share to keep things going, after all. So when farmer Andrew Phillips of Abergavenny was savagely attacked by a 2,000-pound Limousin bull in June 2011, his 10-year-old son Tom was the only person who could save him. Thinking quickly, Tom jumped into the cab of his father’s tractor, started it up and drove it right at the marauding bull, pushing it away from his father’s body to buy him some time. Tom then ran to the house and got his mother, a nurse. Andrew had severe internal injuries, including ten broken ribs, but he survived thanks to his kid.