Man saves baby crawling near busy highway, calms her with music on cell phone

MADISON COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia man is being hailed as a hero after saving a baby he saw crawling near a highway last Friday.

“I had seen something out of the corner of my eye, and I thought it was a baby,” Collins recalled. “I just stopped and, when I got out, there was a baby … almost in the highway.”

According to WXIA, the 15-month-old baby had crawled through the woods, 300 yards from home, and nearly onto Highway 72.

Collins called 911, and emergency crews arrived.

Police arrested the child’s father, Timothy Pickens, and will likely arrest the child’s mother as well.

The child was not injured.

The baby’s rescuer stayed with her for two hours, even when she started crying.

“The baby started crying,” Collins said, “so I turned my phone on and let her listen to some gospel music, and she calmed right down.”

Collins never thought he’d be hailed a hero. But after doing ten years in the federal institution for manufacturing cocaine, he says he made a “very conscientious effort to change.”

Collins has been free and clean for five years.

Source: WXIA

16 comments

    • kara f

      His first name is Bryant. It’s on his shirt in the video still. And they say his name in the video as well.

    • GingerMama

      If you took the time to watch the video clip you would know his name. God works in mysterious ways! God Bless you, Bryant Collins!! <3

    • Fay

      Down south ,,mr is showing respect,,,I don’t know where you come from,,or if your just felling low and want to bring down some one else,,,,,so well done Mr Collins,,,well done,,,

    • Dorothy M.

      And from the sounds of her “parents” She’s going to need Hero’s in her little Life..

  • GingerMama

    @Kara, I didn’t mean to report your comment. I didn’t see the “report” above it, thought it was giving an option to comment on your comment. I apologize and am glad to see I’m not the only one who watches the clips with stories :-)

  • Kathy Allen

    i wonder what the story is with the parents. I know the father got arrested but how in the hell did he let this happen? why is the baby unable to walk? …Maybe she was just tired I am hoping. I hope there is someone in the family who can take better care of her. Thank you Bryant and the lady who stopped for staying with her for the 2 hrs. I would feel better if I knew she was going to be ok now.

    • Jill

      Some kids don’t start walking until later.. 15 months isn’t all that odd to not be walking.. some kids walk at 10 months some at 2 years.. Or maybe she just started walking and isn’t great at it yet so she opts to crawl still.

  • ME

    Yes, baby was saved , parents in trouble, now let the system do the rest , people always have something negative to say, are you negative people not happy?

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