A toddler who recently wandered away from a Pleasant Hill, IA, day care center was brought to safety by a concerned postal employee.
Customer Services Supervisor Aaron Van Alstine was returning from lunch when he heard a child crying frantically in a field behind the Post Office. He found the 2-year-old boy alone, brought him inside and called 911.
Police officers determined that the child had slipped out of a nearby day care facility during nap time.
Acting Customer Services Manager Sharon Parkison told CBS station KCCI that industrial traffic in the area presented a hazard to the boy.
It was “definitely good Aaron saw him and … saved the day,” she said.