Crossing guard Adrian Young was wrapping up her shift at Alexandria Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles when she heard something so distressing.
It was the scream of a little girl--who was being taken by an older woman.
Adrian said, "She was like, 'Please don’t let her take me. I don’t know her. She’s not my mom.'"
The older woman tried to play it off like she was indeed the girl's mom. But in that moment, the crossing guard instantly knew something was wrong with the situation.
"I just told her to grab onto me as tight as she could, and I held onto her and the lady just began to attack me, so I just thought about attacking her to make sure she can’t take this little girl," Adrian said.
Thanks to her quick thinking and maternal instincts, she was able to rescue the 8-year-old from the woman's clutches and bring her safely back to her real mom.
And thanks to her help to the police, cops were able to identify and arrest the would-be kidnapper.
Now, Adrian has been publicly hailed as a hero.
Los Angeles City Council Member Mitch O’Farrell said, "Sometimes superheroes come in small packages. And because of her diligence, training and awareness, and just because she cares so much about children, she prevented what could have been a kidnapping of a child."
via Faith It