Nine-Year-Old Carries Hurt Friend to Safety

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When Eric Kelley, 10, was hit on his bike by an SUV that failed to stop at a stop sign, he was lucky help nearby. Unfortunately, that help did not come from the driver of the vehicle. Yes, the driver got out of the car, but it was only to pull Eric's bike out from underneath. The jerk then jumped back in SUV and drove away.

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Instead, it was Eric's 9-year-old friend Ruben Nuncio. Our brave young hero hoisted Eric over his shoulder, carried him all the way home and then called 911. Eric was rushed to a local Houston, TX, hospital by his parents, where he's listed in stable condition and is expected to fully recover. Police arrested a man and a woman at a nearby home where the SUV was found.

I never understood the hit-and-run. if you're already in trouble with the police, why pile another crime on top of it -- especially when a child's life is at stake? Happily, little Ruben has a clear head and a lion's heart, unlike the shady adults inside the vehicle. Ruben's parents have to be very proud. And Eric's very grateful.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.