When a mother stopped her car at a cemetery, her son, who had also accompanied her, had no idea what would happen much to the little boy’s surprise. He saw his mom’s car speed away from the graveyard minutes later. The yearning to be loved, accepted and understood tends to be an innate human instinct. Every child deserves a parent and a supportive and nurturing environment. Sadly, many kids grow up devoid of love and a stable, loving home.
The pain, trauma and loss people endure in their childhood. Might be engraved on their minds and hearts forever and bouncing back from such heart-wrenching experiences is easier said than done. We love sharing stories that help raise awareness around pertinent issues and today’s story sheds light on a similar theme. It’S a story of heartbreak, excruciating pain and betrayal that fortunately steered toward a comparatively happy ending every year. People eagerly wait for the holiday season, particularly children like most kids, his age, a little boy looked forward to christmas time and couldn’t wait to celebrate the festive occasion but unbeknownst to him.
The future had a surprise in store for him. He sat in the car just two days before christmas in 2020, as his mom drove toward the hope, memorial garden cemetery in ohio. After some time, his mother stopped the vehicle and the boy thought they would make a brief stopover, but as soon as he stepped out, his mom set the car into motion and the blue vehicle raced away from the cemetery. The little boy was utterly shocked and did the first thing that came to mind. He started running after the speeding car as fast as his legs would allow thinking that his mom might have forgotten about him.
His puppy also ran after him, but they weren’t quick enough to stop the moving vehicle or catch up with it, unbeknownst to the little boy, a stranger spotted him and his dog and was deeply touched by the heartbreaking sight. According to sources, several witnesses saw a blue car speeding away from the cemetery with a boy and dog chasing after it on december 23. 2020, then, the witnesses alerted the local police, hoping that the officers would be able to help the kid at 12 16 pm. On the same day, the hinckley police department, ohio, responded to the call for a reported abandoned child chief david p, sentner wrote on the hpd’s facebook page as the witness drove around the vehicle and stopped. She observed the vehicle drive away at a high rate of speed.
It was then that she observed a little boy running after the car, followed by a dog the vehicle left, the cemetery and went west on sr-303 towards brunswick for hpd. The little boy was taken into protective custody and the officers contacted medina county children’s services. He told the investigator that his first name was tony and was able to give his parents first names as katie and david tony was about three years old at the time. It didn’t sound physical condition. He was approximately three feet: tall, weighed 40 pounds and had short brown, hair and blue eyes.
The hpd facebook post further ran below is a picture of tony anyone with information as to the identity of our little friend, his parents, or other relatives are asked to contact the hinckley police department or the medina county sheriff’s office communications center shortly. Afterward tony was placed in a loving foster home in medina county, while the police attempted to find his parents. A relative saw the kid’s photo on facebook and contacted his father tony’s dad called the police and said he was in his mom’s care when he was abandoned for fox 13. The little boy was temporarily placed in his uncle in aunt’s care, while the police continued their investigation officer sentner shared a few updates on facebook. Regarding the case, the final update informed everyone about tony and his pet pooch’s condition.
It said we wanted to provide one final update on this case to let everyone know that tony and his dog were quickly reunited with his father and are both doing great. According to hpd, tony’s mom was taken into custody after spending time in medical care. Many people stepped forward to brighten the little boy’s holiday season after the heart-rending incident by donating gifts and clothing chief center wrote on facebook from all of us at hpd. We want to thank everyone for your kindness thoughts, prayers and overwhelming love. Our lobby is full from the gifts that have been dropped off the hpd cop, further added that he planned to make one final stop at tony’s place with santa claus and a sleigh loaded with christmas goodies.
Thanks to the vigilant and kind-hearted witnesses and police officers, tony survived a nerve-wracking situation. Like tony many kids face the threat of abandonment, both as infants and youngsters. In 2008, a safe haven law was passed in the u.s, hoping to provide relief to parents in crisis. Since then, many loving foster families have stepped forward to welcome displaced kids.
One such family was that of cathy and calvin bishop from nashville tennessee after racing four kids of their own, the bishops became empty, nesters and started working with catholic charities. When asked why they chose this path, calvin expressed it’s for the kids. If we can help those kids get into a home and help them grow and have a life they otherwise wouldn’t have getting to do that. Well, i guess i don’t have the words to describe it. It’S just a real pleasure, while the safe haven programs might help curb america’s child abandonment issue.
To some extent, many complexities still need to be addressed. Still, it’s heartwarming to see people like the bishops who make a difference by helping little children like tony.