What a great kid! Not a lot of people young or old are willing to step into danger for the sake of someone else. He is an Angel for sure.
I know first hand how often parents are separated from their children. Thankfully ALL with positive outcomes.
I work in a retail store where we use a certain "code" for a missing child. My heart sinks and I kick into high gear everytime it happens. (Way too often!) Luckily all children have been found within 10 minutes or so.
Recently it was a child in a stroller who was missing. The child had "walked" his stroller away from his mom. Can you imagine how easy it would be for a stranger to push a child away in a stroller?
I once had a girl who was 8 yrs old approach me and ask me to help her contact her Dad. Dad was in the food court at the opposite end of the mall. She was given a quarter to get a gumball and kept walking looking for a gumball machine. The mall I work in is BIG. It was probably a good half mile from the food court to the store I work at. We then called mall security, paged the parents and told them their daughter was safe and where she was. The parents were frantic. Luckily their daughter was smart enough to find someone with a name tag and ask for help. Smart kid
It happens so fast. I try to think of every "code" we have had when I see kids on a "leash". It may make people mad when they see kids on "leashes" but at least those parents are only trying to keep their kids close while letting them walk on their own.
Anyways...sorry to go off topic. This young man should get a citizen's award. What a great story.