Technology can be a true savior.
A 3-year-old boy was found after he was sitting in a car stolen outside an Ogden, Utah, day care on Tuesday, according to Fox News.
His mother, Elizabeth Barrios, left him in her unlocked car when she went inside to drop off another child around 7 a.m, according to Fox.
When she came back outside two minutes later, according to the Desert News, what she saw horrified her.
“My car was driving away with my 3-year-old inside of it,” she told the news outlet. “It just scared me so much.”
When police arrived, Barrios told them that her cell phone was still in the car.
The officers didn’t know what to expect when they called it, but they hoped that Aiden or the thief would pick up.
Shockingly, Aiden answered with the thief still inside the car.
“He was just telling me, ‘This guy’s going through your purse, he’s getting your purse,’ and I was like, ‘It’s okay, stay calm. Just sit your seat. Everything will be OK,’ ” Barrios told her son, according to the news outlet. “He just sat in his seat until the guy left, told me the guy left. And the officer then instructed me to tell him to get into the front seat, lock the doors, and start honking the horn until somebody finds him.”
Aiden was found just a few blocks away and only 20 minutes after the first call was made to police.
Several of Barrios’s personal belongings were missing, but that doesn’t concern her.
“He left my son, that’s all that matters to me,” she said.