Daring Do

In response to the WordPress daily prompt.

Tell us about the time you rescued someone else (person or animal) from a dangerous situation. What happened? How did you prevail?

My sister and I were walking through a park in Kensington – I can’t remember if it was Hyde Park as my geography is rubbish. We were walking out through the gates and on to a very busy road when a toddler came running out of the park behind us and straight to the road. I remember my sister waving her hands out to stop him but I was closer so I reached down and grabbed him by his jumper.

Once he felt himself retained, he stopped running and waited patiently for his mum to come and get him. She was very close behind and also running but in panic rather than glee.

I was on the phone to my then-boyfriend at the time and just kept talking.

That was it – it was simple and effective. I didn’t have to be brave, I just had to act.

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