James Dukes and his little baby brother, Royal, whom James helped deliver
CBS News

Most 11-year-old boys can't boast that they helped bring their little brother into the world.

James Dukes, however, is different.

The 11-year-old from Marietta, Ga., leaped into action earlier this week to help deliver the infant after his mom suddenly went into labor earlier than expected, CBS News reports


"All of a sudden I couldn't get to the bed anymore, so I just collapsed on the floor," James' mother, Kenyarda, told the news station. 

Little baby Royal was born soon after, and with Dad at work, James took control. 

"It didn't really scare me," the 11-year-old said. "It was more just like, let me clean the baby off, make sure he's OK, make sure my mom's OK."


He then called 911, and the operator helped him make sure the baby would be safe and warm until responders arrived. 

"He was my help, he was my guardian angel. He was the man, he was the doctor, he was my superhero," Kenyarda said.

And it looks as if James is taking those words and his new life experience to heart. According to the station, instead of playing for the NFL, James now has his mind set on becoming a doctor.

Read more at CBS News.

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