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A diner server who spotted bruises on an 11-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after she communicated with him in secret and called the police on his mom and stepdad.
“She stepped up to help rescue a child she had never met,” Orlando, Fla., police wrote on Facebook.
The couple faces multiple charges in connection with their treatment of the boy, which police described as “torture.”
The rescue played out on New Year’s Day in Orlando after the couple walked into a Mrs. Potato restaurant with the boy and a four-year-old girl.
Flavaine Carvalho says she was waiting on the family’s table when she noticed something odd about their order. The couple only ordered one kids’ meal and insisted that the boy…
— to globalnews.ca