People like to make fun of helicopter parents all the time, and they've become a punching bag for all that ails kids these days. Still, it's hard to resist the urge to hover (be it your kids or your grandkids) when you see horrible tragedies happening in the most ordinary settings.
RELATED: Minutes Before Toddler Was Snatched by Alligator, Another Child Was in EXACT SAME SPOT. Now That Mom Has a Powerful Message
Last Friday, this mom of two was at a store in Victorville, a town north of Los Angeles. As captured by a surveillance video, the mom was waiting,holding the baby. Her 4-year-old was off to the side, distracting herself the way little kids usually do. There was another customer waiting too. Suddenly, a man reached in and grabbed the little girl.
RELATED: This Mom Found Herself Alone on the Side of the Road While Her 2-Year-Old Had a Seizure. Then She Saw a Stranger Approach
The quick-thinking mom--baby in tow--ran out of the store, followed by the other customer. Luckily, the kidnapper lost his grip on the little girl. The police arrested the man and charged him with kidnapping and child cruelty. Still, this is the stuff of nightmares--for this mom and her little girl, especially.
Your life just got exponentially better and more stylish now you've signed up for our newsletter. Fabulousness awaits!