Javier Leon, Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL, Tractor Trailer Operator Javier Leon

Tractor Trailer Operator Javier Leon was recently transporting mail from the Tampa, FL, Processing and Distribution Center to a local Post Office when he saw something alarming: a girl running across the street, dressed only in pajamas.

Leon pulled over and honked the horn to get the attention of the child, who appeared to be around 6 years old. When he got out of the truck and asked her where her parents were, she replied, “I don’t have a mommy or daddy.”

Leon called authorities and, along with other passersby, watched over the girl until they arrived.

She was later reunited with family members.

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