Parents do all their best for the safety of their loved ones, and they won’t like when anything obscene happens to them. They take a sole responsibility to watch over them and pre-warn them of any danger that lurks outside their home. In many cases, parents keep their children within the vicinity so that they can realize any abnormal behavior or activities. However, the young ones can’t remain within the house or compound. So once in a while that they make it out of site, they meet their misfortune.
In such cases that the kids get away from their parents and meet the predicament, the best thing one can do to help is to pray for someone with a good heart to step in to rescue the kid.
A case of a little boy was reported from Wichita Falls in Texas.
The 7-year-old boy called TJ Smith went about his duty as usual.
Smith was outside playing his typical game that he noticed something questionable on the street. Next to him was a young girl who also busy riding her scooter. A moment later, a stranger appeared from behind and held the girl. Smith had an initial thought that the stranger was an uncle to the girl, maybe. He then realized that all was not well and he needed to something, and do it quickly if he had to save the girl.
Without further ado, Smith made his way straight to the next door to seek help.
He engaged in a short discussion with the neighbor, James Ware, explaining what had just happened. He pointed his finger behind the house indicating the route that the stranger followed. Smith didn’t wait for Ware to look for his car ignition key because he never wanted to lose track of the kidnapper. He started to follow the stranger on foot as he never wanted to lose a sight of him.
The foot was better than the car whose engine wasn’t running yet.
Ware caught up with him just in time, so together they chased the man
Smith had kept up with the pace of the kidnapper and Ware pulled beside him when they had gone all the way to a secluded home that was in their neighborhood. Ware tackled the man when he was almost through with his plan. He was on his last move to push the girl through the window when Ware intervened. Ware tackled him from behind and held him firmly until the arrival of police officers.
All credits go to Smith who offered to help and made Ware catch up with the kidnapper just in time.
The police questioned the man, and his revelation would surprise you
He had an evil intention. His explanation to the police officers was a shocking one. He planned to have sex with the little girl. Was he in his right senses? How can a man of that age desire to rape such a lovely young girl? But now the law must catch up with him. He must face the full arm of the law. Be charged with kidnapping and a planned rape. The police officers drove off with him.
Needless to mention as it was all celebrations. Neighbors were celebrating our small hero, Smith, for being his neighbor’s keeper. Smith was on high alert to quickly detect the security threat that the kidnapper posted to a young girl. His watchful eye thwarted the ill intentions of the perpetrator. His bravery action uplifted his name. He became famous among his peers. He deserved it for sure!
Smith’s effort was rewarded not only when he got home but also at the crime scene. The police gave him a police badge as an honor of what he did to save the girl and aid in the arrest of the criminal. I guess it was the first time that Smith might have thought of becoming a police officer when he grew up.
The story of Smith and the little girl teaches a lot. We see the importance of being watchful about those who come to interact with us in any way. If a 7-year-old boy did it, how about the full-grown adult? Be on the watch all the time for the misfortunes that might befall on our relatives, neighbors, and anyone around us. Lend a helping hand where possible.