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Hero 10-Year-Old Girl Saves Toddler From Mass Shooter At Garlic Festival After Both Parents Shot

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

More details are beginning to emerge regarding the horrific mass shooting that took place at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.

According to reports, a man began shooting into the crowds at the popular food fest, killing three people, including two children, and wounding 12 others.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival was founded in 1979. The massive three-day event, which is attended by hundreds of thousands of people annually, raises money for schools, charities, and nonprofits.

Amid the tragic news comes one incredible story of bravery in the face of such evil.

When the gunman opened fire, a 3-year-old boy was standing near his parents, who were selling honey at a stand called Honey Ladies.

According to KPIX San Francisco, the gunman suddenly appeared over the fence and shot both of the child’s parents. They fell to the ground and played dead — and survived.

The little boy stood near the honey stand, confused and “frozen in shock” at the sight of his parents lying on the grass. Bullets were flying everywhere.

That’s when a 10-year-old girl spotted the toddler and sprung into action. Now she’s being hailed a hero for her bravery and quick thinking.

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