Diane Hutcherson stopped at a McDonald’s in Detroit, Michigan, on Aug. 12 and then noticed a 2-year-old boy by himself.
"I was driving down the street and I saw little baby with a pull-up, chasing a dog," Hutcherson told Fox 2 Detroit.
Hutcherson didn’t see any adults around, so she parked her car.
"The dog was about to go into the street and the baby was trying to chase him," she said.
Hutcherson persuaded the toddler to get into her car and offered him orange juice, which he accepted with a polite “thank you.” Despite his good manners, she couldn’t understand what his name was so she took him to the police station.
Officers canvassed the neighborhood until they found the toddler’s home. His 13-year-old brother was supposed to be babysitting, but he fell asleep. The toddler’s parents picked him up a few hours later.
"You can never be too careful," said Hutcherson.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children encourages those who find lost children to contact law enforcement and wait until help arrives.
Sources: The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Fox 2 Detroit / Photo credit: Supplied via Fox 2 Detroit