A San Diego woman is being celebrated for helping reunite a young boy with his family. Dawn Henry was out for a walk with her daughter in their Carmel Valley neighborhood when she bumped into a neighbor who had just happened upon a young boy playing by himself along the neighborhood’s busy walking path. The boy was without pants or shoes and did not respond to communication, which indicated to Dawn and her fellow neighbor that the boy had likely wandered away from home and was in need of help.
The man explained to Dawn that he was out for a run when he noticed the young boy and decided to call 911, as it wasn’t clear where his parents were. Knowing that the police were on their way, Dawn pulled out her phone and opened Nextdoor, where she quickly drafted a post describing the boy and asking if anyone knew who he was or where he lived.
The boy’s parents later sent thank you messages to the neighbors who helped look out for their son, saying they were so grateful to know the community came together to help keep him safe.