Family Thankful for Good Samaritan Act

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

Her four-year-old boy wandered away from school and right into a dangerous situation. Wednesday a local mom is giving thanks this holiday to the stranger who may have saved her son's life.

Angela Funderburk's son, Cody, is like most little boys his age curious, and always looking for an adventure.

But the four-year-old got a little more than he bargained for Tuesday morning, when he managed to slip away from his class at school.

"It was terrifying, it was terrifying," Funderburk said. "He had gotten away from them, and he ran out to the corner of Rock Prairie and Victoria."

Cody was next spotted in the street, with traffic passing by.

"He could have been hit by a car, somebody could have just stopped and grabbed him and I would have never seen him again, and that's terrifying," Funderburk said.

But fortunately, Cody made it out of the situation unharmed, all thanks to a good samaritan.

"There are people who just walk by and go, 'no big deal'," Funderburk said. "But she did, she took the time to stop and grab him. I'm truly thankful."

For Angela and her family, this Thanksgiving is now taking on a whole new meaning.

"Thank God that lady was walking by at the time," Funderburk said.

It's one, that reminds her how fortunate she is to have all her family safe at home, especially, Cody. It's all thanks to a person, Angela has never even met.

"To me she's a hero," Funderburk said.

The person who did find Cody and get him out of the street still remains a mystery to the family, because they say they didn't get the name of the person from the school.

But the Funderburks say without this person it would have been hard for Cody to tell someone what happened, because he has a speech delay, and doesn't talk a lot.

The Funderburks are wanting to thank the Good Samaritan who helped their son, and are looking to get ahold of that person. Officials with the College Station School District say they believe they know who the person is, and will pass the information along to the family Monday morning.

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