A 13-year-old boy with Autism says he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate after learning it by watching "SpongeBob SquarePants." Here's the story.


The boy says he performed The Heimlich Maneuver on a classmate at his New York City school after learning the technique from "SpongeBob SquarePants."

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Brandon Williams was eating lunch at Barnes Intermediate School on Oct. 28 when he noticed that friend and classmate Jessica Pellegrino was choking on a piece of apple. He sprung right into action.

He wrapped his arms around her mid-section and gave a sharp thrust to her diaphragm, like you are supposed to do, and she spit out the piece of apple.

According to The Staten Island Advance and NBC Chicago, Williams was asked how he learned the Heimlich a few days later. He said, "Learned it on SpongeBob."

Williams' and Pellegrino's seventh-grade class had a party to celebrate the teenager's heroism.

Bet it was a "SpongeBob SquarePants Party".