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Toddler Spots Feet While Chasing Bubbles And Finds Missing Grandma With Alzheimer’s.

Ethan Moore blowing bubbles

For four long days, Nina Lipscomb’s family used every resource at their disposal to find her.

Nina is almost 83 years old and has Alzheimer’s disease. She was visiting family in Senoia, Georgia when she told them she was going to find her sister, who passed away in March. Nina went missing, and her family was desperate to bring her home.

On the fourth day of her disappearance, Brittany Moore and her 1 1/2-year-old son Ethan were playing in their backyard, which is just a quarter of a mile from where Nina vanished. Ethan was playing with a bubble wand when a few bubbles floated to the fence line. When the little boy got to the fence he froze, staring into the woods. Brittany followed her son.

“I went over there and was like, ‘What do you see buddy?’ and he pointed and said, ‘feet,'” Brittany recalled. “‘Okay, buddy can you say that again. What did you say?’ and he said, ‘feet.'”

Brittany crouched down to her son’s level and peered into the woods. Sure enough, she saw the bottom half of someone lying down in the underbrush.

Brittany says she panicked a bit before calling the authorities, fearing the feet belonged to someone who could hurt her and her family. But when the police arrived, it was Nina they discovered in the woods. She was disoriented, but otherwise unharmed even after four days in the rough!

Nina’s family was beyond thrilled to have her back at home. Her daughter, Karen Lipscomb, says she’s not entirely surprised that it was a child who found her.

We pulled out every resource we thought we needed but it was a little boy,” Karen said. “She’s very fond of children.”

The following week, Brittany brought Ethan to their home so he could meet Nina. Karen says the families plan to keep in touch with their little hero. They even gifted him with a big bag of bubble toys.

Nina’s family tried to give Brittany money as a reward, but they refused. Like many heroes, they realize that the real reward is knowing they helped someone in need!

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