A New York mom hopes to one day thank the woman who saved her son after his day care allegedly lost him.
According to PIX 11, Curtayasia Taylor said “there were so many things going through my mind” when she received a call from her son’s day care saying the workers didn’t know where he was.
Taylor said she got the phone call roughly an hour after she had dropped her 2-year-old son Apollo off at St. Benedict’s Day Nursery. The emotional mom said:
“I didn’t know what happened. […] At this point, I am hysterical. I am already in tears.”
As PIX 11 reports, at some point during the first 25 minutes that Apollo was under the day care’s supervision, he managed to slip out of the building without anyone noticing.
A good Samaritan found the boy wandering down a Bronx street, getting ready to cross the road — alone.
The woman stopped and took Apollo to a nearby high school where authorities were called. Surveillance footage captured the 2-year-old walking down West 124th Street in Harlem.
The mom of two was eventually notified and reunited with her son, who was coloring when she first got there.
Now, Taylor hopes to get a chance to thank the woman who saved her son:
“The first thing I want is to find the young lady that was nice enough to save my son from getting hit by the car and made sure that we was in somebody’s care that would call the police. I really need to just give her a hug, and I want to thank her so much.”
According to PIX 11, the day care door Apollo walked out of was reportedly broken. But Taylor is still looking for answers, saying that “anything could have happened, and the day care still hasn’t apologized to me”:
“I’m still confused. There is nothing, nothing that will erase that cab ride from Mount Sinai Hospital all the way to the day care. There’s nothing.”
Following the incident, Taylor says she’s advocating for cameras to be installed in all day cares so that no mother has to endure the emotional trauma that she had to that Thursday morning.
An investigation is currently underway, and the day care’s doors have been closed until further notice.