Del Hedrick, a Lyft driver from Santa Rosa, California, dropped off one of his late-night passengers around 10:30 p.m.
Just before driving off to pick up his next customer, Del saw something that left him completely shocked. Wandering down the road, all alone in the pitch dark, was an 18-month-old girl.
It was raining, and the toddler was soaking wet. She was also barefoot.
Del quickly sprang into action and pulled the baby girl into the safety of his car, then took out his phone and started filming for his Twitter page.
“Well, I’m dropping somebody off at this apartment complex and I found this little baby walking around… no shoes on,” he told his followers.
As they waited for the police, Del held the baby girl and tried drying her off from the rain, still in a state of confusion.
Thanks to Del’s actions, the baby girl was reunited with her family. As it turned out, the toddler’s babysitter made a big mistake that night.
Had it not been for this unlikely hero, things could have ended a whole lot worse.
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