Luis Navarro did something heroic when he found a missing little girl on Thursday and he walked her back to her home.
Typically, when hearing about news stories involving truckers and little children, the first instinct is to cringe, but this heart warming tale reminds everyone that there are still good people in this world.
Navarro pulled his truck over on Gilman Springs road after he saw the little girl walking along the street by herself.
He said that she was “playing with rocks” and he was afraid that she would accidentally hit by a car, as no one was stopping.
He approached the girl, while recording his interaction on Facebook Live. He asked her questions about her name, home, and parents, which led him to her house. He recorded the incident so that no one would think that anything inappropriate happened or that he was trying to kidnap the girl.
He found her home, returned the girl, and then contacted the authorities about the incident. A little girl’s knight in shining armor can come in many forms.
Navarro became concerned and approached the child while recording on Facebook Live. He is shown grabbing her hand and asking her questions in Spanish about her name, home and her parents. Navarro told KTLA he recorded the incident so no one would think he was attempting to abduct the girl.
“To be honest, the main thing was my safety,” said Navarro. “I didn’t want somebody else being there or seeing that and assume I’m trying to take her or I’m going to do some harm to her.” Navarro was able to locate her address and walked her back to her home in the 34000 block of Gilman Springs Road before alerting authorities around 5 p.m., police said.
The little girl wandered off while her mother was tending to an infant sibling, according to investigators who interviewed the girl’s parents and siblings at the residence.