Talk about a little child leading the way! One Georgia toddler was able to do what an entire search party couldn't, by finding a missing grandmother!
Last week an 82-year-old woman by the name of Nina Lipscomb went missing. Her family, along with a search party, did everything they could to find her but, four days passed and they had no such luck.
Then according to CBS, on Friday, Brittany Moore and her 1 ½-year-old son, Ethan, were playing with bubbles in their backyard off Al Roberts Road in Senoia. The bubbles drifted toward the family’s fence line. Ethan and the dogs chased them, like they normally did, but something in the woods caught Ethan’s eye.
“I went over there and was like, ‘What do you see buddy?’ and he pointed and said, ‘Feet,’” Moore recalled. “‘Okay, buddy can you say that again. What did you say?’ And he said, ‘Feet.’”
Moore said she didn’t see anything from her vantage point – just overgrown trees. The mom of two then crouched down to her son’s level and looked where he was pointing. Moore noticed a pair of feet.
“If you get on his level and look through, you can see some of the broken sticks and that’s where she was laying,” she said. “I didn’t know if I needed to go into fight or flight because I had my little boy out here and the other inside.”
Moore said she panicked before calling for help. When first responders arrived, they realized it was 82-year-old Nina Lipscomb, who had been missing since Monday night, according to her family.
Authorities and community members had been actively searching from Lipscomb since she disappeared. Investigators even used thermal technology to search for Lipscomb, who has early-stage Alzheimer’s. She was alive but disoriented when Ethan spotted her less than a quarter of a mile from where she was last seen.
“We pulled out every resource we thought we needed but it was a little boy and she’s very fond of children,” said Karen Lipscomb, Nina’s daughter.
Karen said her mom told her she left the house to go look for her deceased sister.
“Her sister lived here in this house, but she passed away in March but growing up they lived on Glacier Road which is just around the corner,” she explained.
Monday afternoon, Nina met Ethan shortly after being released from the hospital. Her family said the toddler likely saved her life.
“Thank you for your Christian walk,” Karen told Moore, as she gifted Ethan with a bag of toy bubbles. “I recognized it right off. The story of bubbles is so pure and innocent and yet effective.”
Lipscomb says that the two families are forever linked now due to Ethan's observant eye. She also says that she offered Moore the reward money for finding her mother but Moore turned it down. Ethan's curiosity, and his mother's willingness to listen, has made it possible for Nina Lipscomb to see her next birthday. She turns 83 this Friday.
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