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Good Samaritan Helps Wandering Toddler Return Home

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HENDERSON, Nev. - A toddler who wandered from his Henderson home was safely returned thanks to the keen observation and quick thinking of a valley woman.

Georgene Sklar says she was driving home from the gym at 6:45 a.m. January 16, when she saw the boy walking along Horizon Ridge Parkway. She says the toddler was alone and appeared visibly upset.

Sklar and another man who saw the child approached him and asked where his parents were. The boy wouldn't stop crying.

She hugged and consoled him until he calmed down. The boy told her his father went for a morning run, and the boy decided to go looking for him, but got lost. The boy's mother was asleep when he left.

Sklar says she helped him find his way home.

"We ended up walking up the street, and it was pretty easy to find his house. It was the one with the door wide open, and he goes, 'That's my house! I left my blanky in the doorway,'" she said.

Sklar says she rang the door bell to wake the boy's mother. The mother was shocked, but thankful Sklar found her child and returned him.

Sklar says she is happy she was able to help.

"I would hope anyone in the world would do the same exact thing, anybody. I don't think that it was that big of a deal. I really don't. I saw something, helped take care of it and that was the end," she said.

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