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Video: Anchorage Home Depot employee catches falling baby

Chris to the rescue

Laurel Andrews

An employee at the Abbott Road Home Depot in Anchorage saved a baby as it tumbled from its car seat atop the handles of a shopping cart last week, according to a video originally uploaded to YouTube Sunday by Dale Strickland. The video description credits Home Depot employee Chris Strickland -- Dale's brother -- with catching the baby on Jan. 8, with the simple caption "my brother saving a baby falling off a cart at home depot." 

The video posted to YouTube had about 45,000 views as of Wednesday morning, but another version, uploaded to video-sharing website LiveLeak and being circulated on popular social news website Reddit, had racked up more than 250,000 views by the same time. 

"More Saving. More Doing," one Reddit user wrote, parodying Home Depot's advertising slogan.

The video shows Strickland standing near the cart, then swooping in to catch the infant as the car seat tips over. Chris Strickland, reached Wednesday morning at the Home Depot on Abbott, declined a request to speak with Alaska Dispatch, but did verify that the video was of him.