​Pregnant Woman Risks Her Life to Save Stranger's 4-Year-Old (VIDEO)​

intersection where little boy with autism rescued by pregnant womanA mystery mother-to-be in Oklahoma City is making headlines after saving a 4-year-old boy with autism. The pregnant woman reportedly noticed the child, who had run away during a bathroom break, standing near a busy intersection. Apparently, he tried to run away from her, kicking and scared, but she pursued him, ultimately keeping him still and safe until police arrived.

Although the expectant mom, who is 36 weeks along, doesn't seem to want to be identified, she did send a text about what happened, writing, "I just did what I would hope anyone would do! I'm not at all looking for any recognition." Nonetheless, recognition is what she's most definitely receiving. The community can't help but laud her amazing instincts.

Of course it's unnerving to think she put her own life and the life of her unborn baby at risk by intervening in this situation, what this mom did proves that maternal instincts can kick in at any time and on behalf of any child -- not just your own. And that sometimes you instinctively know that inserting yourself into a potentially dangerous situation is the right thing to do, for the sake of a child and another mother. 

This mom knew in her gut that she had to protect another woman's child from harm and bravely stepped up to the plate to do that. Remarkable -- and worth every bit of recognition she's bound to receive, even as she continues to remain so modestly anonymous.

What do you think about what this mom did? Would you have done the same?

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Jacee... Jacee2348

What she did to help was awesome, but I fail to see how she put her life in danger doing so???

nonmember avatar blue

How on earth did she put her or her unborn baby's life at risk? It's not like the 4 year old was going to shiv her. Good lord. She helped a child, good for her.

swtga... swtgapeach8806

Nice attention grabbing title, but she did not put her life at risk. The kid wasn't IN the road, he was NEAR it.

fave82 fave82

I don't see how jacee or blue are being bitches ... They thought the same thing I did-- that its great this woman helped a child, but I don't see how her or her babies life was at risk. Perhaps the author just didn't make it clear or is being over dramatic... And maybe abra just needs to pull the stick out.

Jacee... Jacee2348

Aw, how offensive - a complete stranger hiding behind a keyboard thinks I'm a bitch. :) NOT! @fave82 Let's not feed the trolls too much; it's what they crave. Have a very pleasant, non-bitchy weekend @abra819!

noobm... noobmommy

I don't why name calling and like kids is coming from you guys. The reason why this woman put her and her childs life in danger is because of the child she saved being autistic. Coming from someone who has worked with children like this, you never know what to expect from them. They than do something crazy you would never think of in a million years.

nonmember avatar ASDmom

Way to perpetuate the myth that people on the autism spectrum are more prone to random acts of violence than the average "normal" person. Sheesh. If she had saved someone's runaway pitbull and you said she had risked her life in doing so, there would be a million commenters here defending the misunderstood breed. But apparently it's just fine to imply the same thing about someone's frightened CHILD. Awesome. Could he potentially have punched her in the stomach? Sure. With enough force to kill her or her unborn baby? Doubtful. But was he more likely to react with deadly force just because he has ASD? Sorry to break it to all of you "autism experts" but no. Don't believe me? Go do a little reading and you'll learn that people on the spectrum aren't any more prone to violence but they ARE more likely to be victims of violence.

hotme... hotmessmama91

I've worked with autistic children in classrooms & on field trips. I would be far from calling them dangerous especially at 4 years old.

nonmember avatar kel

I'm very protective of all kids. it's stressful. always on guard lol

youth... youthfulsoul

I would hope anyone should do the same for any child. I do agree however, that's not really putting your life at risk. It's a residential street. Not a highway.

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