The boy panicked after realizing he failed to deboard the train along with his parents and started crying out loud.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on December 9, 2022. It has since been updated.
It is easy to get lose sight of your parents in a crowded place when you are a young child. Most of us have, at some point or another, spun around to find our parents were not where we had expected them to be. Any kid lost in public is bound to panic. All you can do is hope your parents find you, or hope other adults help you find your parents. One such instance happened on the French metro. A compassionate stranger intervened to soothe a little child who became distressed after becoming separated from his parents on a French metro train. She called the boy's parents and reassured them the boy was well, reported The Indian Express. As it appears, the gates had closed and the boy failed to deboard. He was visibly scared after becoming separated from his parents on the metro. Thankfully, a woman standing near the boy understood the situation and intervened to console the youngster. He had been yelling for them. She handed up her phone so he could call someone.
When this boy lost his parents on the metro, he was lost and inconsolable. A child's biggest dread is losing their parents. A fellow traveler assisted him as well. He was reassured by her. The video of the small child sobbing after missing his parents at the metro station is making rounds on the internet. She tries to reason with him. He sighed with relief after telling his family about the location over the phone. He smiled after speaking to his guardians.
“This young boy lost his parents on the metro but this kind stranger stepped in to calm him down and offer help. Boy was able to make contact with his father and was reunited with him several minutes later,” the caption says. Online commenters praised the woman's generosity. "Can you imagine a time before cell phones? We frequently take for granted the fact that we can call anyone in the globe from everywhere we have a phone number," said one user. “A young kid is frantically crying and those two women just sit there doing nothing?! Makes me mad. Thankful for people who actually help others, even just by calming them or hugging them, etc.”
“Poor kid. That is such a scary feeling. So nice that someone helped him,” commented a user. “Beautiful love language of caring,” said another. “Oh how scary for that kid. So thankful for all those kind strangers who helped him,” another netizen wrote.
In a similar incident in Argentina, strangers stepped forward to reunite a lost child with their parents. According to My Modern Met, Juan Cruz, a little kid, and Eduardo, his father, were seen being separated in a video that someone in the crowd recorded. The tallest person present there lifted Juan Cruz onto his shoulders, and the audience began applauding in support of him.
Ayer en San Telmo se perdió Juan Cruz y entonces pasó esto: pic.twitter.com/qIzsY9DHmn— Jere Madrazzzo (@madrazzzo) August 21, 2022
Then a band started to play, and people began to yell "Eduardo! Eduardo!" Juan Cruz is still perched on the tall man, who is also standing and cheering. A minute later, Eduardo shows in and rushes up to his kid who is crying before pulling him into a bear embrace. Reddit users, particularly those in the US, were astounded at how fast the community rallied together in support of reuniting Juan Cruz and Eduardo. One Redditor said, "I wish we had anything remotely similar in the States. This is so beautiful and effective."