By Daniel D'Addario
July 18, 2015

So much for the Minions being evil.

The mysterious yellow creatures who aid supervillains played by Steve Carell and Sandra Bullock on film came in handy in Colorado on Thursday, when a 5-year-old girl playing with a Minion stuffed toy fell out of a third-story window, the Associated Press reports. Though she ultimately broke her arm, she held on to the Minion as she fell. Colorado Springs police credit the cushioning power of the critter, in part, with saving the girl’s life.

It’s more good news for the all-powerful Minions, who this month saw their eponymous movie earn the all-time second-highest box office debut for an animated film.

[AP]

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