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Touching photo captures a Montana firefighter reads to a little girl involved in a car crash


‘Sweetest thing ever!’ Montana firefighter melts hearts after he is snapped reading to a little girl by flashlight after she was involved in a car crash

  • A viral photo of a Billings firefighter reading to a little girl was captured on Wednesday night 
  • The moment was captured after the little girl was involved in a car crash
  • Firefighter Ryan Benton took the girl took to the curb while emergency crews were clearing up the scene
  • Social media users were touched by the post with photographer Allie Schmalz calling it the ‘sweetest thing ever!!’ on Facebook
  • Fellow firefighter Cameron Abell said that the books were donated for children to use in stressful emergency situations 


A photo of a Montana firefighter reading to a little girl went viral on social media after she was involved in a car crash.

The heart melting moment was captured while rescue crews were clearing up the accident in Billings on Wednesday night. 

Billings firefighter Ryan Benton was seen sitting on the curb next to the little girl with a flashlight in hand as he read to her.

The image that was posted on the Billings Firefighters Instagram page was posted on Instagram with the caption ‘It’s the little things.’

Users took to the comments to praise Benton and gush over the endearing moment.  

Billings firefighter Ryan Benton was captured reading to a little girl by flashlight on Wednesday night after she was involved in a car accident 

Social media users were touched by the endearing moment between Benton and the little girl

Social media users were touched by the endearing moment between Benton and the little girl

 ‘So cool! That’s my brother!! Always very proud of him,’ Benton’s brother Kyle said.

‘Thank you Ryan. You and BFD are the best!!,’ Jackie Yamanaka added.

‘They’re pretty awesome. Thank you Billings MT First Responders! You rock!,’ Kim Justice also said.

 The firefighter’s wife Kay also commented on the post.

‘Makes me so proud when I get to see pictures like this!!,’ she said.

The photographer Allie Schmalz also posted the moment on Facebook which she called the ‘Sweetest thing ever!!’

Although Benton did not want to interview with news sources about the picture, fellow Billings firefighter Cameron Abell commented on the event. 

‘We’re going to take care of the job we’re doing there first,’ said Abell told KTVQ. 

‘That’s our first priority. But there’s a lot of times after like the story you saw in the social media post. 

Emergency crews from the Billings Fire Department cleared the scene on Wednesday night

Emergency crews from the Billings Fire Department cleared the scene on Wednesday night

‘That firefighter, Ryan, he was there, they were cleaning up the car accident, and so he took it upon himself to, to take the time to make those kids feel safe.

‘Ryan’s a really humble guy and he’s probably going to kill me for kind of putting him in the spotlight,’ he added.

‘But he, he did great work that day and he said he didn’t want to be on the interview because that’s his job and he’s just doing his job. And that’s kind of how we all feel.

‘But we all know when somebody does something like that and gets spotlighted for it. It’s good to recognize their good work.’ 

 Abell also added that Benton had grabbed the book from a donation bag supplied by the Rimrock Credit Union and Usborne Books

Fellow firefighter Cameron Abell called Ryan a 'humble guy' and applauded him for his work

Fellow firefighter Cameron Abell called Ryan a ‘humble guy’ and applauded him for his work

Abell added that books were donated to the department to help children calm down in stressful emergency situations

Abell added that books were donated to the department to help children calm down in stressful emergency situations

‘The book bags were an idea to bring some calm into their lives, to bring some sensibility into a really stressful situation.

‘There’s a lot that goes on that they may not understand or they’re just overwhelmed by, and so if we can bring a book in that kind of explains what complicated situations are kind of explains what firefighters do and maybe there’s a stuffed plush toy in there, just kind of the, the combination. 

‘That kind of can bring them some sense of normalcy in a really terrible situation, sometimes for them. Something that we deal with on a day in and day out basis that parents may not be able to cope with yet because they’re also going through the same situation. 

‘The sense of calm that maybe we can bring to the children can help the adults calm down as well.’

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