Anthony Kiedis Saved A Baby During ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Because late night talk shows are nothing but game segments they hope become viral hits, James Corden takes guests who would genuinely be interesting to talk to and instead makes them sing along to pop songs with him in a car. It’s like if Jesus came back and instead of listening to him tell us how we fucked up humanity in every possible way, we just made him awkwardly play beer pong with Helen Mirren before bringing on a shitty indie band no one ever heard of. So when a genuine, human moment happened during The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Carpool Karaoke segment, it became an even viralier sensation. If you listen close, you can almost hear thousands of Directors of Social Media Content dragging their boners across the clip. Via People:

“We danced off, we tied and then we were going to celebrate with some Mexican food on the corner. And a woman came out of her house, holding a child saying, ‘My baby, my baby, my baby can’t breathe!'” said the lead singer, who is a father to 8-year-old son Everly Bear.

Holy shit, that is terrifying. So, what happened?

“We all ran across the street, the woman thrust the baby into my arms, the baby was not breathing and I thought, ‘I’m gonna try and do a little baby CPR real quick, see if I can get some air in this kid,'” Kiedis explained. “So I started rubbing the belly, bubbles came out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place, the ambulance showed up and I handed the baby over, who was now breathing and fine, and we went back to Carpool Karaoke.”

What an amazing and happy outcome to what could have been a tragic situation. I’m confident in the internet’s ability to absorb this positive moment and not turn it into a shitshow blaming the wrong mother for neglect or debating whether or not the person selling Mexican food on the corner is destroying the American economy. None of that will happen even a little, I promise.