Daycare worker runs into street to save wandering child in Chesterfield

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A daycare worker is being hailed a hero after running into a busy street and saving a toddler in Chesterfield.

“I don’t feel like a hero. I’m just grateful God put me there and God was protecting her,” said Sharon Williams. 

Williams says she walked outside of Wee Folks Nursery to check the mail at the end of her shift when she saw something out of the ordinary: a two-year-old in the road with her toys in hand.

“I just prayed God don’t let her get hit, that’s all I prayed, I said God don’t let the cars get her,” Williams told 8News. 

Williams told 8News that she immediately dropped the mail and ran into the street. 

“I just scooped her up and brought her back in here,” Williams said. 

Williams notified police right away, who informed Williams that police had just received a report for a missing child in the area. According to Williams, the little girl was safe and having fun while waiting in the nursery. 

“After we brought the baby in, she was playing so she was fine,” said Williams. 

The little girl does not attend the daycare and 8News was told her family resides down the street from the nursery. 

Williams told 8News that the child’s mother was feeding her other child and thought her daughter was asleep when she snuck out of the house. 

“She just said usually she has the doors locked and she just must’ve not locked them and she got out. Stuff like that can happen,” explained Williams. 

The child was returned to her family home and was not injured in the incident. There are no words of any charges at this time as the investigation is ongoing. 

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