When the city bus driver minneapolis, Ambrose Younge, was at the end of his route, he noticed a boy wandering alone during a snow storm. He knew he had to do something.
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On February 22, Younge he worried after seeing a 9-year-old boy alone and with a backpack on a day he knew school had been cancelled.
“There was a kid in the road, he was pulling on a car door handle, trying to get into the car,” the Metro Transit bus driver told KARE 11. “And as I was thinking, I said, ‘I don’t know what. is happening here.’”
“That was the day that all the snow in the world decided to come to Minnesota,” he told the aforementioned outlet, noting that the little one could not speak but convinced him to get on the bus.
Younge would later discover that the child has autism. The bus driver called the control center which Metro shares with the police department and informed them about the missing child.
“It was in a matter of minutes that the traffic control center reported that the driver Younge had already made contact with a child,” patrol officer Juan Peralta told the outlet. “It was only a matter of seconds before we realized that was the missing child of the north of Minneapolis.”
Officer Peralta said the boy he had moved about 15 blocks from his house.
In a post on the Metro Transit website about the incident, it is stated that police training includes working with autistic people. The officer ruled out any possibility of negligence, adding: “On this particular occasion, he moved a little too fast for the caretaker.”
The boy was reunited with his family thanks to Younge, who said that he did not want to be called a hero.
I consider myself a father because that’s what i hope someone will do for my sonhe said, adding: “I think we are the guardians of the city.”
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