Toddler In A Runaway Cart Is Saved By A Grocery Store Hero

You never know when you will have the opportunity to do the right thing. When it comes your way, you can grab hold of it with both hands and you may even become a hero.

That is what happened to a 24-year-old man in Alton, Illinois, Ben Mazur. Ben was working at a grocery store collecting carts when he saw a cart rolling down the hill with a child in it.

Ask any mother and they will tell you that it is very easy to become distracted. This mother was trying to secure the other children in the car when the toddler and the cart blew away.

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The wind caught them and they went down the hill, and she didn’t notice until it was too late to do anything about it. Fortunately, Mazur was there and he was quick to respond.

Because of his heroic act, he caught the attention of many in the community. This included the mayor, Brant Walker, who said that the fifth will now be “Ben Mazur Day.”

Photo: YouTube/FOX 2 St. Louis
Photo: YouTube/FOX 2 St. Louis

It’s quite an honor for him and his family to have an entire day named after him. It just happens to be his birthday as well.

Ben began working for the Schnucks grocery store through Challenge Unlimited. That organization helps individuals with disabilities to find employment, and Ben is on the autism spectrum.

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It was his dream job, but becoming a hero was not even on his radar.

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