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Watch protective toddler ‘rescue’ his sister – during a school wrestling match

During a youth wrestling match in Columbia City, Ind., 2-year-old Jash Lewis, unaware it’s not a fight, runs out on the mat to help 4-year-old sister Ruby.
During a youth wrestling match in Columbia City, Ind., 2-year-old Jash Lewis, unaware it’s not a fight, runs out on the mat to help 4-year-old sister Ruby. Facebook screen shot

Feeling the wrath of an overprotective dad when it comes to his daughter, or the fury of an older brother defending his sister’s honor, might be expected.

But when a little one came to his 4-year-old sibling’s aid, it caught everyone by surprise.

Two-year-old Jash Lewis raced out to rescue 4-year-old sister Ruby while she was in tangled up with another boy.

What little Jash did not understand was that his sister wasn’t actually in a fight but instead was competing in a wrestling match.

And the rules did not allow for a tag team.

Nonetheless, when Jash rushed out to the mat screaming to save his sister, the entire gym in Columbia City, Ind., erupted in laughter.

“When the girl you’re wrestling has a tough little brother, don’t mess with his sister,” Tori Prendergast wrote as part of a video posted on Facebook that within a couple of days had received almost 50,000 views.

Prendergast is the mother of the boy, Ryan, who was wrestling Ruby Lewis.

Even she could not muster any anger about little Jash’s interference.

“It was so cute,” Prendergast said in an Huffington Post interview. “The whole place was cracking up when it happened.

“I only have boys, but if I had a daughter, I hope they would protect their sister like that.”

Bryant-Jon Anteola: 559-441-6362, @Banteola_TheBee

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