A 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?