I was in the mall the other day with my daughter and as we were getting onto the escalator we passed a mother and her two young children. She was folding up her stroller and gathering her younger child to get on the escalator. As we were descending, I heard her behind us frantically telling her younger child to get on the escalator and yelling to the other, who had already gotten on. I turned to see that indeed the one child was behind us, but the Mom was struggling to get the other child, herself, and the stroller onto the escalator. So as I reached the bottom I waited for the other child to get off and stood somewhat near him until his Mom got to the bottom, telling him to stay put and hoping that she would understand that I was looking out for her child. I wanted to be sure that he didn’t wander off, and to protect him incase there were any predators out there just waiting for this kind of situation to happen. It only takes a minute for someone to grab a child and run off, and I understood how panicked the Mom was. She did thank me as she got off the escalator, and it was well worth the “one minute of my time” to make sure that the child was safely in the hands of his mother.
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