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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s a Mother’s Day miracle. A young child was rescued from the side of a busy road after wandering away from home.

It was an emotional morning for Wayne Moody after he spotted a little boy walking down Shipyard Blvd. Sunday morning. Moody, a truck driver, was heading towards the port when he saw the child.

“I saw a toddler walking down Shipyard towards the port,” Moody says. “I stopped immediately and asked where he was going and he said he was five years old and he was going to grandma’s house.”

Moody says Wilmington police later told him the little boy had walked a quarter of a mile down the road before anyone decided to stop.

“They were circling around through the intersection here and just going up and down the road and no one seemed to stop, just didn’t show any interest,” Moody says.

Wilmington police came to pick up the boy and take him back home. They say the boy was left at home with his siblings while his father drove his mom to work. That’s when the child wandered off.

Moody, who also has a five-year-old boy, says he’s just glad he could help.

“It made me feel good to basically stay with him until some one came to help him,” Moody says.

Police says there was no indication of neglect at the boy’s home and he had simply wandered off without anyone noticing.

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