An Amazon driver made the discovery of a lifetime last Monday after finding a baby boy on the side of the road in Houston.
On January 18, a terrified mother called police to report that her car had been stolen with her 5-month-old baby inside. Her iPhone was also in the car, which she attempted to use to track the vehicle but was unsuccessful.
Luckily, Juan Carlos Flores spotted the baby while driving along his usual delivery route. The baby was sitting in its car seat on the side of the road in a residential area. Flores quickly pulled over, grabbed the baby, and alerted a neighbor.
“When I went close to the baby, I wanted to cry, because I [said] it’s impossible the baby can be here on the side of the street alone,” Flores told ABC News.
Flores then flagged down police who were searching for the baby nearby. They alerted the mother who was reunited with her son.
A home surveillance video showed an unknown suspect pull the stolen car over and abandon the baby on the side of the road before driving off again. The baby was left there for twenty-two minutes before Flores saw him.
“Somebody was definitely watching over that baby,” neighbor Mirna Garcia told ABC News. “Being a mom, I could only imagine what the mom was going through.”