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6-year-old boy runs into burning building to save his grandfather

By Mason White 10:32 AM January 21, 2015
Haiwen in the hospital 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A boy is being called a hero after running into a burning building to save his grandfather.

The brave 6-year-old boy rushed into the burning building to save his grandfather from a fire at his home in Heilongjiang, China.

The boy, named Haiwen, came home from school when he saw his house on fire. He immediately rushed inside the home, and ran through smoke and flames to find his grandfather.

The elderly man had collapsed on the floor and suffered from burns. The grandfather told the boy to go outside and get help.

A group of bystanders ran inside the home to pull the man to safety. People pulled the grandfather out of the home, and he was rushed to the hospital.

Sadly, doctors were not able to save the elderly man’s life. He died shortly after being rescued.

The 6-year-old boy suffered third degree burns on 25 percent of his body, during his attempt to save the life of his grandfather.

His parents decided not to tell him about the death of his beloved grandfather because they want to keep him in good spirits while he recovers from his wounds.