A little boy who miraculously lifted a car off his father's body after it fell on him has said "angels" gave him the superhuman strength that allowed him to save his father's life.
According to a East Idaho News, 8-year-old J.T. Parker was working on a Toyota Prius with his 17-year-old brother Mason and their father Stephen at their Sugar City home last summer when the accident occurred.
J.T. was the only one around when the car fell on his father, as Mason had gone inside the house minutes earlier with a cut hand.
"I yelled to J.T. on the other side of the car, 'Jack it up quick! Jack it up quick!'" Stephen said. "I couldn't move at all. I was totally trapped, and then I passed out. It was all in his hands, and I thought, 'This is it. There's no way he can jack up this car because it took my 17-year-old son and I both to jack it up the first time."
Mustering all the courage and strength he could in his little, 50-lb body, J.T. adjusted the jack and started jumping up and down on the handle: "It was scary, and I didn't think that I could jack the car up, but I just kept on trying," he said.
After 15 minutes of jumping up and down, the car slowly started raising off his father. When asked what gave him such strength, the little simply said, "Angels", calling to mind Psalm 91:11-12 - "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
When the car was completely removed from his father, J.T. ran to get his brother and call 911.
Stephen says that after the car lifted from his body, he felt tremendous peace.
"I remember seeing white, like a nice happy day," he said. "The clouds were going by, and everything was happy and peaceful."
His wife Jodi arrived while the three Parker men waited for emergency responders.
"When I got there, I saw my husband underneath a car," Jodi told the website. "My heart just sank, and I didn't know what to expect."
Stephen was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center via helicopter in critical condition - and while he had 13 broken ribs, he miraculously had suffered no internal damage.
"It was just a miracle," said Stephen, who explained that when he asked J.T. to jack up the car again, he didn't have the strength.
"We believe my grandpa, who passed on, and my sister who died were helping him," Stephen added.
Jodi said that the entire situation is proof that miracles do, in fact, happen every day.
"This whole thing is a miracle. There's no other way to describe it," she said. "There's no way that little boy could have done that. I just felt that it was a responsibility we now have to tell people that miracles still exist."
Last week, the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho presented J.T. with one of its 11 "East Idaho Real Heroes" award for 2017, Fox News reports.