It’s every parent’s nightmare to realize that your child is missing, let alone a toddler who still doesn’t know how to speak clearly or even ask for directions.
Last year, on a Thursday morning, just a little past 8 a.m, a woman was doing her usual task – walking her dogs. Then suddenly, she saw a toddler wandering alone on the streets of a neighborhood in St. Louis City.
The woman sensed that there was something wrong with what she was seeing. So she stopped and she observed the little boy, thinking that his parents might be nearby, but there was none.
However, she noticed a stray dog following the young boy, and it looked like it was protecting him.
Another thing that the kind neighbor noticed was that the toddler was very clean, and he was wearing his pajamas. He also looked very healthy.
This kid was not homeless, he has a family looking for him and she knew it was up to her to help.
He looked well taken care of, he was very neat, very clean; he just didnt have the shoes on, the neighbor recalled in her interview with .
Alarmed, the neighbor walked through the streets and knocked on each house to ask about the boy.
She knew someone was looking for this baby, and she wanted the toddler to reunite with his parents.
I knocked on the doors up and down the street. Knocked on the doors, no answers; no one who did answer, they didnt recognize the child, she said.
The Good Samaritan didn’t give up. She kept on walking and asking; still, no one recognized the little boy. That’s when they decided to use the power of social media.
After a few more hours, the child’s father saw his son’s photo on social media!
For many hours, the toddlers parents were so worried about him. They didnt know what happened to their baby or if someone took him.
Can you imagine what they felt when they saw their babys photo on social media?
The toddlers father didnt waste any minute. He immediately went to the location to pick up his baby.
No one knew how little Khamorion Taylor managed to escape their home, but one thing is for sure, his parents were thankful for the kind stranger and the stray dog that was protecting their baby.
Because it takes a village and children, especially, are innocent, she said to .
As a community, the good Samaritan knew that it was her duty to help this toddler.
It is important that we stick together, that we help each other, that we go back to the things that our grandparents and their community used to do, she further explained. That we build a sense of unity.
Let us not forget the other hero of the story, the stray pit bull who was with the little boy.
In fact, according to the responders, it seemed like the duo created a special bond. The toddler kept asking for the ‘puppy’ so his dad to bring it home with them.
Unfortunately, it was not possible.
However, the St. Louis Police Department was thinking of adopting the protective stray dog.
The toddler went home safe, and the dog will soon find his forever home – a beautiful ending indeed.