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South Euclid man helps comfort boy with severe mental health issues who left group home

Never underestimate the power of kindness!
Credit: South Euclid Police Department/Facebook

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — This will put a smile on your face heading into the weekend. 

South Euclid Police posted on Facebook that on Thursday, a boy with severe mental issues had wandered away from his group home and had broken into a house on Parkside Blvd. 

Officers received a call from the homeowner as well as from the group home. They were informed that the boy may become combative because of his issues. 

But when police arrived at the house, they found the boy calmly sitting on the front porch with the homeowner. The two had quickly developed a rapport. After the boy approached the South Euclid patrol car to go home, the homeowner asked if he could ride along to help make the teen feel more comfortable. 

The two road together in the back seat of the police car and the boy was reunited with staff members of the nearby group home.

The homeowner and juvenile shared a hug and a handshake before parting ways.