Little kids will often imagine seeing things that aren’t really there. But this time Carolyn Cook saw exactly what her 6-year-old grandson, Karter Thorpe, was seeing. Carolyn was picking Karter up from school one afternoon when they took a wrong turn and had to turn around in the parking lot of a Franklin, Virginia Lowe’s.
That’s when Karter spotted a man who appeared to be distress in the middle of the parking lot.
“I saw him, he was laying on the ground,” Karter told WTKR.
Karter began frantically begging his grandmother to turn around and to help the man that he said he saw lying in the parking lot.
“Kids have an imagination to begin with and I’m just kind of ignoring it,” Carolyn admits.
But Karter’s urging grew stronger saying, “No, you have to stop! He’s hurt, he’s hurt. You have to go back.”
“I said that a few times and then she turned around to show me I was wrong,” Karter said.
Carolyn turned around to show him that everything was OK, however, she found that it was not. But to Carolyn’s surprise, Karter was absolutely correct. There really was a man having a medical emergency in the Lowe’s parking lot next to his truck.
“He was gasping for breath,” Carolyn recalled.
She threw her car into park and jumped out of it to aid the man and quickly dialed 911.
Thankfully, a stranger saw her standing over the man and all the commotion that was going on and ran over to administer CPR until the emergency responders arrived. Carolyn says it was divine intervention that made Karter spotted the man.
“I still get weepy,” Carolyn says. “I’m just thankful. Thankful that God put me in that parking lot when he did. [Karter] would not take no for answer, he was determined and I’m glad he was.”
Apparently, the man was having a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. After that day Carolyn and Karter had no idea what happened to the man. Then about a week later, the man’s family reached out to Carolyn on Facebook and told her that if it wasn’t for Karter’s intervention that man would probably not be alive today.
Now they’re calling Karter their “Little Angel” but Karter prefers the term “superhero.”
“I hope he feels better,” Karter explained.
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