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When a child loses his dad, this community has the perfect answer

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 09/30/22

Watch this short video to see how complete strangers came to the rescue of a little boy separated from his dad.

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They do say it takes a village to raise a child, and in this charming short video from Facebook, we can see exactly how this is the case.

In the video we can see how a child, Juan Cruz, had lost his dad, Eduardo, in a crowded area in Argentina. One passer-by had the foresight to put the child on his shoulders so he could be seen easily. Then there was a little chanting, and a little musical help.

Most parents will appreciate that heart-stopping feeling when they’ve lost sight of a child, so seeing complete strangers rally round to offer some help in a way that kept it playful for little Juan Cruz is not only inspiring, but totally ingenious.

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