Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Father Leaves 2-Year-Old Daughter With Stranger While In Court, Returns To A Surprise.

Adventurer

Adventurer

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The little girl was used to asking her dad to do a bunch of crazy things. It ranged from something as innocent as getting her a warm glass of milk, to dancing a choreographed routine with her. She was like the Energizer bunny! That day at the courthouse, Jose wasn't surprised to see Abi running down the halls, exploring every room she could find. It was finally his turn, and Jose had to find a way to calm her down, but nothing was working.

Waiting Around

Waiting Around

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Surveillance video footage showed Abi and Jose waiting around in the hallway, as he sat there, waiting to be called. The little girl, who was all dressed in pink, was coming and going. Sometimes, she would venture on her own way further than Jose was comfortable with, so he had to walk up to her to bring her back. Abi didn't sign up to be that bored, but one knight in shining armor was there to save the day!

He's A Father

He's A Father

Kevin Norris was the officer who was sitting around in front of Jose and his little girl. Being a father himself, he sympathized with Jose's situation. Courtrooms are usually stressful, and for a little 2-year-old, they can be pretty boring as well. Having her running around uncontrollably wasn't really helping the situation at all. That's when Officer Norris decided to step in and restore our faith in humanity.

Not Allowed

Not Allowed

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Right at that moment, it was time for Jose to step inside the courtroom. He held his daughter closely, and as he was making his way in, the bailiff informed him that children weren't allowed inside. He stared at him, dumbfounded. He needed someone to lend him a hand quick, but he never imagined what was about to take place.

Helping Out A Father

Helping Out A Father

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Officer Norris was pretty much an angel sent from above on that particular day. The second this father noticed another dad struggling, he offered to step in and babysit Abi. He had been watching Jose and his daughter for a while now, and felt like he needed to help. “I’ve got kids myself. I know what it is to have rambunctious kids, and its hard to take them anywhere,” he said. But when Jose came out of the courtroom, he witnessed something that completely caught him off guard.

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