This is what happens when you lock your kids and pets in a hot car

You shouldn't do it regardless, but here's yet another reason why.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Jul 11, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 11:40 pm CDT

One man sat in his own car in 90-degree weather just to show people how dangerous it is to lock your kids and pets in a hot vehicle during the summer.

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Every year, we hear more and more about children and pets who suffer serious injuries or die after they’re left in a car on a scorching day while adults go to run errands even for a few minutes. Terry Williams knows that it’s an idiotic thing to day, but instead of just venting about it, he decided to demonstrate it.

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With the air off and the windows rolled up, Williams sat the car and sweated up a storm pretty quickly. But what he’s feeling is probably nothing to what the children sitting in a car by themselves experience, and it’s something he’d never do to his own children.

“As you can see, I’m sweating, like I can barely breathe out here, but my system is stronger than these little kids’ systems,” he said.

H/T Reddit | Photo via tbartley269/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 11, 2014, 9:56 am CDT