A motorist became a hero this weekend when a baby girl had escaped from her home, and made her way into a busy street.
The little girl was spotted around 5 p.m. crawling across a busy street, but no parents were in sight.
That’s when 41-year-old Cory Cannon drove by and noticed something, or better yet someone, was in the middle of the road.
“I wasn’t actually sure what it was or what was going on, but once I saw the baby move, just, my heart stopped, and I knew I had to do something,” Cannon said. “Hopefully I did the right thing.”
Cannon said that he hopped out of his car and grabbed the baby, as another driver blocked off traffic.
“I yelled for the neighbors that I saw that were in their yard playing with their children,” he said. “Someone actually came over, picked the child up, said it wasn’t her child.”
“So we walked her over to the adjacent house, knocked on the door, the door was wide open. A toddler came and answered the door initially. Then the adult came. We explained to him what was going on and gave him his daughter back.”
Cannon, who has a 4-month-old of his own, said that he was completely horrified of what could’ve happened to the poor baby.
“It was like a shock to the system. You have to be more aware of your surroundings and be able to pay a little more attention to your children. That’s basically what it comes down to,” said Cannon.
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Now more than ever parents need to make sure they are paying attention to their kids. In a world with so many distractions it’s a shock that this story didn’t end up turning out for the worst. Fortunately, there are people like Cory who are aware of their surroundings, and ultimately play the role of the hero.