One mother is singing the praises to one man who rescued a lost little boy on Detroit’s east side. According to Click on Detroit which reported Will Eiland stepped out to help get the young boy to safety.
Kearstin Sanders described her son Denver Young’s experience as “very traumatic” in a social media post on Saturday.
The story began when Eiland was walking home after work Tuesday near 7 Mile Road and Conant Street and saw something unusual.
“I’ve got nieces and nephews that size, so there was a kid on the ground crying, so I knew something had to be wrong,” he explained.
Police were searching for Little Denver when it came to the attention of staff and facilty at Barber Prep Academy that little Denver had been put on the wrong bus. He was supposed to be bused to the west side and had got put on the bus to the east side.
Eiland knowing that he wanted to make sure the little boy was safe stayed with the boy. He asked him where he lived and found it on the GPS. Then he hopped on a public city bus where Eiland then dropped Denver of at his home.
“My son believes he saved his life, and I believe it too,” Sanders explained.
Social media users also praised him for rescuing the boy.
“This guy is a hero thank you for caring and making sure this sweet child gets home safely. May you always be blessed!” one person commented.
“This man needs to be given an award. Not many people would of done what he did! Great job Will!” another said.
Eiland maintains he did nothing special, telling Click on Detroit, “I just thought it was the right thing to do.”