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Toddler calls 911 for fashion emergency

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Posted at 9:55 AM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 11:12:19-05

A two-year-old girl in South Carolina needed some help getting dressed for the day. So she dialed 911 to ask the dispatchers how to put her clothes on!

After Aaliyah called 911, two sheriff’s deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office showed up at her home.

“Her grandfather answers the door and she just comes running up to the front with half a pant leg on and the other one is falling off,” says Deputy Martha Lohnes. “She wanted me to help do her shoes, and then she wanted me to hug her and hold her and it, I just kept saying that it made my day it was just the highlight of my day, she was so sweet and so welcoming.”

Aaliyah’s mom says her father sent her a message about what happened.

“He said, I answered the door and Aaliyah comes running up and the cops help her put her pants on, so I started laughing,” Aaliyah’s mom, Pebbles Ryan said.

Aaliyah’s grandfather was watching her at the time and had no idea she had called anyone, let alone 911.

“She brought the phone to me and I thought somebody had called, but when I answered it, nobody was there and when I hung up, 911 called me back,” says Gene Ryan.

He said she was watching cartoons.

Aaliyah’s mom says the fact that she dialed 911 was a surprise.

“I’ve showed it to her, but I didn’t know she knew what she was doing,” she says.

And although Aaliyah made a call for help for a non-emergency, the responding officer was thankful she made a new friend out of the accident.

“We have such hard, intense things that we have to deal with all day long, to have a little girl running up to the front door, asking me to put on her pants, it was just the highlight of my day, I loved it,” said Deputy Lohnes.