A while ago my sister and I were driving down 4th North in Salt Lake when we noticed a man in a suburban in front of us kept turning around and shaking a little girl in the back seat. He was violently grabbing her and it looked like he was yelling. His face was getting red and he kept banging on the little girl's shoulder.
We couldn't believe it and started excitedly talking about what we should do. "Look at that guy up there, we've got to do something. He's hurting that little girl."
All of a sudden he pulled dramatically with two wheels onto the island in the middle of the street and jumped out of the car. We were stuck behind him and still trying to figure out what to do when we saw him grab the little girl violently out of the back of the car.
Just as we started to jump out to stop him, we watched him as he grabbed her around the waist and did the Heimlich Maneuver on her. A bright red jaw-breaker popped out of her mouth and suddenly she was breathing and smiling and they were hugging and crying.
This man turned immediately from a monster child-abuser in our eyes to the world's best SUPER DAD, saving his darling little girl from choking.
You just never know what's going on for people. It's all perspective.
10 months ago