March 9, 2014— -- While toddlers using tablets and smartphones may be too much for some, 2-year-old Bentley Toone's FaceTime expertise turned him into his mother's hero.
The boy's mother, Laura Toone, had taken a walk when a foster dog she was caring for attacked one of her dogs. She tried breaking up the fight but the dog nearly bit one of her fingers off.
"I begged my daughters to call 911 and they're four and they were quite afraid to even touch the phone because it was covered in my own blood," she said Friday from her home in Tucson, Ariz.
Toone continued to lose blood and felt like she'd pass out soon. But Bentley saved the day.
"Here comes my son from the kitchen bringing me our dish towel," she said. "He wiped off the blood himself and proceeded to call my friend on FaceTime."
Bentley, an avid iPhone player, is known for making his share of prank FaceTime calls. It's encouraged some of his mother's friends, like Connie Guerrero, to usually ignore the ring.
"Something inside of me just told me that I needed to answer this FaceTime," Guerrero recalled. "All I could see was his little forehead and I said, 'hi, Bentley,' and it was quiet for a little bit and then I hear Laura screaming."
Guerrero then called 911 and Bentley unlocked the door when firefighters arrived. Toone said she has since taught their three children how to call 911.