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'They were guardian angels', mother meets couple who found 2-year-old after she wandered away from daycare

Mom meets stranger who found child wandering street  after leaving daycare
Posted at 6:17 PM, May 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 18:24:18-04

EUCLID, Ohio — Grandparents Khadijah and Sparkle Darcel Guy spend time a lot of time at playgrounds, with twin grandchildren, it’s part of their life. But the couple was at the right place at the right time when they were at a Euclid playground a few days ago.

“Thank goodness we were at the right place and the right time,” said Khadijah Guy, EdD.

It was a couple of weeks ago while watching their grandkids play, Sparkle Darcel Guy spotted a little girl wandering by herself.

“All of a sudden I heard the little girl, she started crying and asking for her mother,” said Guy. “I ran over to get her cause she started to walk out in the street."

The couple went to nearby Bluestone School, called the police, and discovered the little girl walked away from a daycare nearby.

The little girl’s mom told us almost two weeks ago that she was grateful for the kindness of strangers and wanted to meet the couple. The couple saw our story, contacted us and a meeting followed.

“They were guardian angels, truly guardian angels,” said the young mother who doesn’t want her name revealed.

Khadijah Guy understands how the young mother felt when she got the call at work about her daughter because 26 years ago she got a similar call at work from her daycare provider.

“It made me think of a child I lost at the hands of a daycare provider,” she said.

She said her seven-month-old son Naquari died at the hands of a daycare provider.

“I just wanted to make sure this child was safe, “she said.

Now strangers are united by a bond few people can understand.

"This is a blessing, a happy ending, all wrapped into one,” said Guy.

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