This Is How a Crowd in Argentina Reunited a Lost Boy With His Dad

Lost Child Reunited With Dad in Argentina

When you’re a little kid, it’s easy to get separated from your parents. Most of us, at some point or another, have turned around and our mom or dad was no longer there. At that point, panic sets in; you can only hope that a nice adult helps you find them. The people at Plaza Dorrego in Buenos Aires, Argentina, show us how it's done. As a community, they came together to help a lost kid find his parent both quickly and safely.

In a viral video captured by someone in the crowd, a boy named Juan Cruz was separated from his father, Eduardo. What came next was something that is a common practice across South America. Juan Cruz was placed on the shoulders of the tallest man there, and the crowd started clapping to bring attention to him. Then, a band began playing and people started chanting “Eduardo! Eduardo!” The tall man, with Juan Cruz still atop him, is also standing and clapping. A minute later, Eduardo appears and runs up to his sobbing son and wraps him in a big hug.

People on Reddit, especially those in the United States, were amazed at how quickly the crowd came together in the shared interest of reuniting Juan Cruz with Eduardo. “This is so beautiful and effective,” one Redditor said, “I wish we had anything remotely similar in the States.”

Another Redditor detailed their own experience like the one Juan Cruz had. “I'm from Argentina, when I was a child, maybe 5 years old, I got lost on a beach, so I went to a random lady and told her I had gotten lost, so they did this for me (getting me into someone's shoulders and clapping) and I was found a minute later,” they recalled. “It works wonders and encourages children to ask for help to be found instead of wandering around on their own.”

When a child named Juan Cruz got separated from his dad, the crowd on a plaza in Bueno Aires came together to reunite them. Watch it happen:

h/t: [Neatorama]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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