Postal worker rescues barefoot toddler found along highway, says "it was God-ordained"

by Bryan Brammer · Feb 8th, 2020 12:03 pm

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A Maryland postal worker on Thursday rescued a missing two-year-old toddler he found walking barefoot along a busy highway.

U.S. Postal Service employee Keith Rollins was traveling on I-95 when he noticed something unusual along the side of the road. He pulled over to investigate and discovered two-year-old toddler, Ethan Adeyemi, barefoot, wet, and shivering.

"[He was] there shivering, cold," Rollins said. "He only had a pair of sweatpants and sweatshirt, no shoes or socks…"

He scooped the boy up, covered him with his sweater, and placed him in his vehicle with the heat on blast. Rollins called the police and waited for them to arrive.

Little Ethan followed an adult outside of his house just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night and disappeared shortly thereafter, according to Howard County police. He was missing for 10 hours before Rollins discovered him on the side of the road.

Many are praising Rollins as a hero, but he doesn't see it this way. He believes the entire incident was God's doing.

"It was God-ordained that I be in that place at that time. Remarkable man, remarkable," Rollins said. "Giving glory to God that I was able to help at that particular time and be in the correct place at the right time. But a hero? Nah, not at all."