Colorado police say a Minion stuffed toy helped save the life of a five-year-old girl after she fell from a third-floor apartment window.
The youngster escaped with a broken arm after the cuddly toy helped absorb the impact of her plunge on Thursday night in Colorado Springs.
"Fortunately, when the child fell out of the window, she continued holding on to a stuffed Minion teddy bear that is believed to have cushioned her fall," police said in a statement.
The girl was playing in her bedroomÂ when she fell backwards out of her window, police said.
She was treated in hospital & released. Authorities have ruled the incident to be an accident.
The Minions first appeared as henchmen to the lovable villain in the animated film Despicable Me.
The havoc-wreaking yellow creatures are currently featuring in their own spin-off movie.
Source: “Sky News”