With all the media attention this has been getting, I am amazed that people would leave a child unattended in a car at all, for any length of time, let alone in this intense heat. Children are dying. Isn’t that enough to say: “wake up sweetie, you’re coming in the store with me.”
I came across this video in my facebook feed. I know it’s a simulation, but it brought me to tears. It brought me to tears because this kind of thing is happening all the time! Children are being injured, and dying all the time, and it is absolutely 100% preventable.
Please – take a few minutes and watch this video. Please – understand that this could happen to you. With all the abductions happening, it is unsafe to leave a child alone in any weather. Please be responsible, please, please – do what you’re supposed to do. You have had this child, or you are responsible for this child. Do what you need to do to protect it. Please. And if you happen to be walking past a vehicle with an unattended child in it – get help. Those few minutes could end up saving a life.