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Strangers rally to aid single mom who collapsed while crossing road with her baby

A mother and her kid would have fallen victim to a bigger accident if kind strangers did not go above and beyond to help her.

Strangers rally to aid single mom who collapsed while crossing road with her baby
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Kristina Pakushtite, Facebook | Caitlin Rose

Finding yourself in a crisis with bystanders who don't step in can quickly make you question the goodness in people. But this wasn't the case for a mother named Caitlin Rose and her infant. The grateful mother took to the private Facebook group called The Kindness Pandemic, where people share their personal stories to improve the lives of everyone devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. "I experienced the kindest and most wonderful people the other day. I feel truly humbled," Rose wrote in her post. " "I collapsed while crossing the road with my 9-month-old baby on Wyargine Street in Mosman." It happened to Rose and her infant during an early Sunday afternoon.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Quang Nguyen Vinh
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Quang Nguyen Vinh

"Several people raced over and out of homes to comfort my baby, comfort me and keep me calm. Some brought umbrellas to shield me from the sun, brought ice packs and bottles of water and even called an ambulance," the mom continued. The good samaritans kept Rose awake and continued to help her in any way possible until the ambulance reached the location. Some people even blocked the street so other cars couldn't drive through. "I am truly thankful to you all. I have received the most incredible care from all at RNSH. I have just been shown acts of kindness after kindness and people going above and beyond their jobs in taking care of me," Rose wrote.

Image Source: Facebook | Caitlin Rose
Image Source: Facebook | Caitlin Rose

The infant's mother had ended up "snapping her left leg in half and two places." She also sustained a sprain on the right leg and the doctors suggested that it would take her a minimum of six weeks of rest and will take a couple more months for complete recovery. "I am so humbled and grateful to everyone, especially those angels who stepped up in the first instance and jumped into action. I am also a single mother, so to receive such love and kindness from strangers is the greatest blessing. Thank you so much and God bless you all for coming to my and my baby's aid," she concluded in the post.

Image Source: Facebook | Caitlin Rose
Image Source: Facebook | Caitlin Rose

Moreover, it isn't the only example of people coming together to help a mother and baby in need. A while ago, a homeless man who happens to be a former truck driver, jumped in to rescue a baby who was headed for the busy street in a runaway stroller. The incident occurred on May 1, 2023, in California, where security footage captured a baby with its great-aunt who lost grip on the stroller while unloading items from the backseat of her SUV. A gust of wind sent the stroller, with the baby, rolling back towards the traffic. The aunt went after the stroller, but she tripped and fell twice before she could catch it. Just moments before hitting the traffic, a mysterious man dashed in from the side and grabbed the stroller to bring it back up the driveway to safety.

"Her knees were bleeding and she was traumatized from falling and from the baby going into traffic," the savior, Ron Nessman, told KTLA5. "I can only imagine what was going on in her head. It was heart-wrenching. She was crying and she was in shock. I hope she is all right." Nessman, a former truck driver, recently moved to Hesperia to reconnect with his family after a sudden loss sent him spiraling into homelessness. Nessman believes this was a case of being in the right place at the right time. "I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I did nothing," Nessman told CBS News. "I'm just glad I realized it and was on it."



 

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