COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado say a stuffed toy helped save a 5-year-old girl’s life after she fell out of a third-story apartment window.

Police said a stuffed Minion teddy bear cushioned the three-story fall of a 5-year-old girl in Colorado Springs on Thursday, July 16, 2015. The incident, which occurred at a home on North Murray Boulevard near East Bijou Street, was determined to be accidental.

“The child was transported to a hospital and treated for a broken arm and later released”.

She had been playing when she fell backwards from her bedroom window at around 8:30 p.m., according to police.

Minions are characters that originated in the Universal Pictures’ film Despicable Me.

The havoc-wreaking yellow creatures are now featuring in their own spin-off movie.