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Thank you for bringing my son back to me

There was a breakdown in communication when I went with a group of family down to Heritage Days, and my son ended up wandering off. Those ten minutes were the most terrifying of my life. I had luckily thought to write my phone number on both of his arms before getting down there, and it was a group of three who found him and called me immediately. They were two young men and a beautiful woman in a light blue dress. They got him back to me, and I just fell to the ground holding him and crying, so I wasn’t able to thank them. They left as soon as he was in my arms. I hope they know how wonderful they are and how much their protection of my son meant to me. I will undeniable remember their actions for the rest of my life with deepest gratitude in my heart.

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My little love is now only going to be under my supervision at these things to avoid this from happening again, but parents, please have your number available on your child in some way when attending big functions. I don’t even want to think about what would have happened otherwise and the agony of a longer reunion taking place. It was an honest mistake on my family member’s part, but these mistakes can be deadly, and it’s just always best to be prepared. None of us are perfect.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you again to all three that got my child back to me.

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  1. Aly Marie Aly Marie says:

    It sounds bad but those leash backpacks work wonders.

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    • I had a leash backpack as a kid and I remember how fun it was to strap in and my mom found it to be such a relief with 3 toddlers.

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    • I was there on Sunday, there were thousands of people! I saw a lot of kids on those leashes.

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    • Tom Wasuita used a leash on my daughter when she was a toddler and I had an infant. If not I do not know where she would be today, could have been hit by a vehicle. She was a runner and it was my greatest protection at the time for her. Would recommend to anyone, especially in a large gathering.

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    • Tom Wasuita it’s easy to say it’s a child not a yorkie until you lose your child. When we were kids my parents took us to Marineland. My father turned for 2 seconds to put a juice box in the trash and my 3 yr old brother darted. It was the scariest 25 minutes in my parents lives. Every outing after that we wore wristlet leashes. Those leashes can save lives and a lot of heart ache. So judge not sir, until you’ve worn the shoes of a parent who’s lost a child, you shouldn’t comment.

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    • Tom Wasuita Tom Wasuita says:

      Except it’s a child not a Yorkie

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    • Tamara Marie Tamara Marie says:

      My kid had a blast with his back pack leash he thought it was the coolest thing ever. My sons a runner like bad, he will book it every chance he gets.

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    • Tom Wasuita Tom Wasuita says:

      Kristin Sephton I may not have the feeling of a parent, but I wandered away as a child the car show one year and was just fine. Simply went to the nearest employee and they made a PA, couldn’t you just teach your children what to do when they are lost as opposed to strapping them into a tool that is used to control an animal?

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    • Tom Wasuita many 3 year olds, like mine, don’t possess the cognitive ability to understand who is staff and who is a stranger. Then there is the concept of stranger danger. I much prefer a tool to keep them close as apposed to my child being abducted.

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    • Brian Booth Brian Booth says:

      I have no objections to people who use them, but if your child is a “runner” it could be because certain boundaries and limits have not been set and the have “free reign” so to speak.

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    • Sara Lynne Sara Lynne says:

      Brian Booth – Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Many children have special needs that cause them to struggle to understand “boundaries” – especially in a place like Heritage Days, or even the grocery store, where there is sensory overload.

      Most kids should know to stick close but not all kids will be able to, and it isn’t always parenting.

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    • If the lady had a packpack leash on her kid a garilla would still be alive…but none of my business

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    • Luke Kowand Luke Kowand says:

      Not gonna lie…. Before I became a parent I promised my wife not to disrespect my child by putting him on a leash… My boy is now four and I’ve been damn close to leashing that boy up because he just bolts whenever the hell he wants. Kid wants to explore the world! I love it. But it’s also scary as fuck

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    • My kid loved his leash

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    • Vanna Brule Vanna Brule says:

      It doesnt sound bad at all.

      Who gives a shit what other people think of it? If you need it, use it. Some kids are just darters. Mine wasn’t, she would always hold my hand, but I had a friend with a son the same age as my daughter, and he needed his!

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  2. Yes, the bracelets with the phone number or writing the number on the kid…even the leash. We do what we must to keep our kids safe because nobody’s perfect ❤️. Glad you had a happy ending

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  3. Didn’t they also have a “If I’m lost” sticker that you could put on their shirt? Great idea for the phone number.

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  4. I do the same for my daughter, i put it on her shoes in big numbers.

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  5. Carrie Speight Vande Cappelle

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  6. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    smart thinking about the phone number … glad this went without incident .. 🙂

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  7. Colleen Rowe Colleen Rowe says:

    I just seen you can order ID bracelets from mable labels with your info on them. So glad u had happy ending to this story

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  8. Oh my thank fuck for honest caring people! I bet you were in a very scary place!.

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  9. at most big functions like that you should be able to get a sticker that says “call this (insert number) if i’m lost, and it happens kids are sneaky and fast it takes looking away for two seconds for it to happen

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  10. Wow! What a great idea for writing your number on him!

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  11. I usually put phone number on my girls arm in sharpie and then cover that with liquid bandaid also take a picture of what they are wearing that day… glad you got your child back that’s scary for any parent …. my seven year old doesn’t pay attention when we stop so she wanders away quite often, she doesn’t like to hold hands anymore and wants some independence lol. At least my 4 year old always stays close.

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  12. I was expecting an exciting kidnapping or at least the injury of a child, but overall that was an extremely boring story.

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  13. We also do the phone number on the arm but we teach them my cell as soon as possible. Teach it like a song to a tune and they are more likely to remember it. We also did this with our address in case they ever needed to call 911.

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  14. Love this story. That 10 minutes would have felt like a day!!!!!!! Ugh. So glad it turned out happy!!!!! (Nice to see nobody bashed this OP.)

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  15. It’s nice to hear a happy ending. Good tip about the phone number. Good thing you thought ahead, anything can happen!

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  16. Thank goodness! I also take a photo of my grand child as soon as we get to where we’re going so I know what he was wearing and I can forward the photo to the police immediately.

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  17. When my children were young, I had them on a leash . Especially my son who was not only a wanderer but he is also deaf.

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  18. Sue Kidd Sue Kidd says:

    I’m so glad the right people found your little one! It’s also good you put your phone number on him! I’m sure by your reaction, they knew how greatful you where! Nice post! Kudos to the people that brought this little one back to his mom!

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  19. You fell to the ground crying…? haha laaaaame

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  20. Laura Hunt Laura Hunt says:

    Good idea. The phone number. Well done

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  21. Glad to hear all worked out. You were wise to write your number on his arms.

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  22. Thank God it was. This poor family was traumatized enough. You are an asshat to say something this inconsiderate

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  23. Diane Peters Diane Peters says:

    Plot twist her son is 45 😀 Just kidding. Glad everything worked out.

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  24. Faye Segaran Faye Segaran says:

    Thank goodness he was ok and what a great idea of writing your number on his arm … im going to share that tidbit

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  25. Evan Marcoff Evan Marcoff says:

    Well. Do better next time.

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  26. Good idea writing number on arm! Great story and even better ending. I love that we have loving people in our great city of Edmonton. ❤️

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  27. You’re a shitty parent, that’s it, that’s all.

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  28. This is why backpack leashes are great

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