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 3-year-old Keith Williams was recently taught about the dangers of hot cars by his mother. (WVLT / ABC News)A Tennessee toddler is the talk of the tubes after assisting in the rescue of a 68-year-old man from the inside of a hot car. 

ABC News reports that three-year-old Keith Williams was walking past a parked car at the Vestal Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. when he spotted a man inside, knocking on the window for help. 

The man inside the car, Bob King, had been waiting for his wife to leave a benefit event at the church when he realized that he could not open the car's door. 

According to his wife Jenny, King was "in very bad shape" and "could barely see anything" after suffering from two strokes in the past two months along with numerous cancer treatments. 

"We've been having trouble with the door on this car since we bought it," King told ABC News, noting that he had been too weak to push it open at the time. 

Because his wife had the car's keys, King was unable to turn the vehicle's air conditioning on as the temperature inside the car quickly soared to over 120 degrees.

Fortunately, before anything terrible could happen, King spotted Keith -- whose mother had coincidentally educated him about the dangers of hot cars just days before the incident -- walking past his car. 

"I hollered at him and he just looked at me kind of funny and I said 'Get help, get help,'" King said. 

After trying to open the sticky door himself, the toddler realized he wasn't strong enough to gain access to vehicle. Instead, he ran over to church pastor Jack Greene for help. 

Greene, who had been volunteering at the benefit event, was able to open the door after a few tries. He told ABC News that King fell out of his car immediately, almost hitting his head. 

"His whole body was raining sweat. His face was red like a pickled beet," Greene said.

After some water, fanning, and time spent inside the air conditioned church, King felt significantly better -- and very grateful towards the young man who had called attention to his plight. 

"I don't know how long it had been [before Williams arrived]," King said of his ordeal in the car to WVLT. "I'd say it would probably be another 20 minutes sitting in there if he hadn't notified somebody." 

When asked by WVLT about why he had decided to help the man in the car, Keith kept his answer short and sweet: "He was hot," said the young man. "He was locked in the car."

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