Man Saves Baby Crawling Near Highway
A Georgia man is being hailed as a hero after saving a baby he saw crawling near a highway last Friday.
“I had seen something out of the corner of my eye, and I thought it was a baby,” Bryant Collins told WXIA-TV. “I just stopped and, when I got out, there was a baby … almost in the highway.”
The 15-month-old baby had crawled through the woods — 300 yards from home — and nearly made her way onto a highway before Collins made the rescue.
“The same that yours would have been, man … ‘What the hell is going on? A baby?’” he told WXIA.
After picking up the infant from the side of the road, Collins dialed 911. Police arrested the girl’s father Timothy Pickens and may arrest her mother as well, WXIA reported.
“Everything was pretty much superficial that we saw,” Madison County sheriff Kip Thomas said. “Honestly that’s almost a miracle: that a 15-month-old can go that far from her house, into the woods, fall down an embankment, wind up near a major highway, and really not get hurt that bad.”
Ultimately, Collins stayed with the baby for about two hours.
“The baby started crying,” he told WXIA, “so I turned my phone on and let her listen to some gospel music, and she calmed right down.”
Collins added to the local outlet that he is an ex-convict who served time and reformed himself in prison.
“I did ten years in the federal institution for manufacturing cocaine,” he said. “When I was in prison, I made a very conscientious effort to change, and I did.”
According to WXIA, he’s been clean for five years and now works as an auto repairman.
item #12192021902 in the ‘stuff that is making me cry’ file today. this poor baby- i’m so glad someone kind was there to find her.
They forgot to report that when the father saw the man who recused his baby and he starting screaming “Get away from my baby” assuming the man was kidnapping his baby and ended up in handcuffs.
Oh, and hedgehogs.
my heart just dropped.. tbh I was expecting something entirely different.
Okay but Never Gonna Give You Up (better known as Rickroll) is actually a really really horrible song for many reasons, which I will better explain under the cut.
Brace yourselves, this is pretty long.
Wow I actually never thought I’d even care about such an old song but jeez
SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS
Cis people are so gullible. A doctor basically gave a quick glance at your junk before you were even old enough to communicate and you think that’s the best gauge of your gender? Sad.
Yer a hazard, Harry! [ferribitch]
Ah thank you! It was something I only realised the other day- and I couldn’t believe I ever thought it in the first place xx