The world is still reeling from the terror attack in Nice, France that killed at least 84 people, forcing family and friends to separate in an attempt to dodge the moving truck and ensuing chaos.
In the chaotic stampede, an unnamed motherlost an 8-month-old baby boy.
Desperate for any assistance, the mother’s friends took to Facebook to ask for help to find the missing boy, including Yohlaine Ramasitera, who shared a photo of herself with the child anda contact number.
Tiava Banner, another friend of the mother, posted a photo of the baby on Facebook and pleaded for people to share the image.
And share they did, more than 22,000 times in 24 hours, while offering up prayers and thoughts to the family.
A third friend, Rebecca Boulanger, shared the same photo on Facebook and asked people to spread the word.
I couldnt do much because I was at home with my own baby, Boulangersaid. But because Im a pastor and I grew up in Nice, I decided to use my large social network to help.
It worked! Ayoung woman picked the child up during the chaos and unable to find his family, took him home with her. She went onFacebook, saw the trending post, and was able to reunite him with his family.
Boulanger offered up one more update upon the baby’s safe return.
Social media has been used for a lot of bad things as well, she said, but I really believe that technology can be good and used to share hope and to encourage people during this very traumatic time.
And in times like these, we’ll take all the hope we can get.
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