Smartphones are great, we get it. For starters they're incredibly distracting, which can also be great, unless of course there's a giant baseball bat flying towards your head.
Funnily enough a boy found himself in that exact position just a few days ago after becoming wholly engrossed in his phone at a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves.
Thankfully for this young millennial an eagle-eyed adult was on hand to offer a sacrificial arm, which he placed directly in the path of the incoming missile.
The astonishing photos were captured by Christopher Horner, a sports photojournalist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Now we think it's probably fair to say that it's unlikely that boy will be finding himself overly distracted at a sports game anytime soon.
Joining an illustrious group of us (we've all done it) that have found our phones to be more engaging than real-life the kid is arguably one of the luckiest.
At least he can be thankful that he didn't do anything worse, like fall into a lake...