Every grandmother loves and cherishes her grandchildren but one became a superhero after she helped save a 1-year-old boy’s life from danger.
Barbara Gusse played an important role in the rescue after she heard an Amber alert about a vehicle in Minnesota. The sweetest part is that she doesn’t like being called a hero but insists she is just a grandma.
The mother of the boy Da’Merion White strapped him inside her vehicle and quickly ran back inside to grab something, but when she returned, her Jeep was gone along with her son. The family panicked and contacted the police who immediately issued an Amber Alert in Minnesota and went to work looking for the missing child. But God was already looking out for them and preparing the grandma to save the little boy.
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Da’merion Ni’mer White (1)
February 6, 2021
Posted by Attempt to Locate on Saturday, 6 February 2021
Grandmother Barbara Gusse has a passion for birdwatching and on the day Da’Merion went missing, God’s perfect timing and the grandma’s hobby helped rescue the boy. Barbara had just come inside from feeding the birds in her yard when her watchful eye noticed something strange out the window. She spotted a white SUV idling in the parking lot of the church across the street.
“It was running, you could see the exhaust because it was so cold,” she explained and right at that moment, she received an Amber Alert from Minnesota police on her phone. She recognized the vehicle description matched the vehicle in the church parking lot and grabbed her birdwatching binoculars and confirmed the license plate number and called the police.
“My heart went to my feet,” Barbara Gusse later recalled. “I was shaking so bad I couldn’t hold a cup.” She waited by the window, worried sick thinking about how she’d feel if the missing child was one of her own. “I was thinking about my own grandchildren,” Barbara later told her daughter. “If something like that happened to them I would be beside myself.”
As soon as the cops arrived she bundled up and rushed outside, the police were opening the doors to the vehicle, and she heard the boy cry, “I could hear that baby crying and you know where my heart went, to the ground. I started shaking and crying,” she said. The 1-year-old baby was safe and sound.
“He was all smiles when the officers picked him up,” reported the spokesman for Minneapolis Police Department, John Elder. “He appears to be a pretty good-natured little guy.” The police sent the child to the hospital where doctors confirmed he was just fine which would not have been possible without the help of Barbara Gusse. John Elder went on to point out that the dangerous Minnesota winter temperatures could have proved fatal if the abandoned vehicle had run out of gas.
“I’m so thankful that he was OK, that he’s with mom and dad,” Barbara said. “That’s all that matters.” And even while people are calling her a ‘hero,’ the observant grandma insists she is nothing of the sort. “Honey, I’m no hero. I’m just a grandmother,” she said.