Post # 1
Me and DH were sitting on the couch, watching the news, when our dog starts barking at something outside – we think we *might* have heard a soft knock at the door, so we checked, and there is a toddler standing at our door, by himself.
The kid was wearing a jacket, and shoes, but no hat and gloves, and it is -18C here tonight … he starts walking into the house, so I picked him up (he snuggled right into me) and I walked him out to the street to look and see where he came from …
Turns out the neighbours had some friends over, loading up some stuff in a truck, and the little guy just wandered right out of the garage, across to our house, and up our steps!
I think his mom got the fright of her life at how quick a little one can go missing!
Post # 3
@Ms Mini: wow I would be scared to death. Imagine if you didn’t see anyone around? I would be freaked out!
Post # 4
@SweetRose2011: I was ready to bring him in the house and call the police if I didn’t see someone within a few seconds, the little guy was pretty cold I think!
Post # 5
I know I would call the police ASAP too. I would feel so bad for the poor guy.
Post # 6
oh my goodness! awww poor guy!
Post # 7
Wow scary! That mom must’ve been so panicked!
Post # 8
I once found a diaper clad (only a diaper) 18 month old in my apartment parking lot. He had no shoes, no clothes, didn’t really talk. I scooped him up and started looking for an adult. I was young and didn’t have a cell phone with me, so I didn’t think to call the cops. Long story short, I found his mother with the help of a neighbor and the gate to her front door was locked. I gave her the boy and went home and called the cops. Her kids were taken away later that week. Sad story, but it could have ended up so much worse.
Thank you for being there for that little guy. Sounds like it was the best thing that could have happened.
Post # 9
That is terrifying. So glad you were there and answered the door!!
Post # 10
Omg. That’s terrifying! Thank god you’re a nice person and not someone scary, or that the kid didn’t start wandering down the middle of the street in the night! Gosh that could have ended terribly. I’m sure those parents will never ever let that kid out of their sight for 0.25 seconds ever again.
@Purple Nurse: Holy cow! That’s crazy!!! I wonder what that woman’s story was. How sad for that little guy!
Post # 11
What a crazy scary situation! So glad it had a happy ending, but I am definitely keeping a sharper eye out on my little one from now on.
Post # 12
@Ms Mini: oh my goodness! Good thing you heard the knock and opened the door!! He must have been freezing!
Post # 13
That is so scary! my nephew wondered off once when we were all in the backyard and ended up at a neighbor’s house. They put a fence up immediately. Poor kid!
Post # 14
@MissHoneyBun: I am glad that my dog barked, the knocking was so soft we normally wouldn’t have checked to see what it was … it was Charlie’s (my dogs) barking that let us know we should go check (he doesn’t often bark at noises, so we knew if meant something).
The only thing that bugs me is that when I returned him I didn’t even get a think you! I hope that it was just overlooked because they were so concerned he was gone.
Post # 15
Oh my gosh! It is amazing how fast those little ones can get away! I was driving down the street from my house and there was a toddler standing in the middle of the street! Me and another car pulled over and grabbed the kid and started looking around then his mom came running out of the house a few doors down! Boy was she embarrassed!
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
It’s pretty alarming just how quickly kids can slip away. Those poor parents, I’m sure they feel awful