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Girl saves mom using move from 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

Published On: Nov 19 2013 07:23:45 AM AKST
Updated On: Nov 19 2013 02:42:16 PM AKST
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It was Robin Williams to the rescue when a 7-year-old girl saved her mother from choking using a move she remembered from "Mrs. Doubtfire."

Amira Thronton was watching TV at her home in Gresham, Ore., when she heard strange noises coming from the kitchen, The Daily Mail reported.

After seeing her mother was choking, Amira remembered a scene from the 1993 film in which Williams performs the Heimlich maneuver on a choking Pierce Brosnan.

"I picked her up three times," Amira told Los Angeles TV station KABC. "She spit the sausage out."

Amira's mother said she's pretty sure she would have died without her daughter's help.

"It was pretty scary because there was nobody else here, and I couldn't talk, I couldn't, I was just in shock," Jennifer Thronton told The Daily Mail.