74-year-old Nicolai Denisov took his 10-month-old granddaughter for a walk one afternoon at 2:50 p.m. He was gone for more than two hours.
Nicolai was on Lantern Road in Revere, Massachusetts when he got lost that afternoon. The Russian-speaking grandfather is from Moldova and was unfamiliar with the area.
Nicolai moved to another neighborhood in Everett when a woman heard a baby crying just after 5:00 p.m. She knew something wasn't right when she heard the cry. Michelle Senibadli was recently on Facebook and noticed a post from her local police department about a missing man and baby.
“We don’t have a lot of babies around this neighborhood so I just thought it was very strange to hear a baby crying out in the cold,” said Michelle.
Michelle decided to go outside to check it out. She went a couple houses down when she saw an older man and a baby.
“The baby was still in the carriage, and he was just standing in the backyard, he looked confused, like he didn’t know where he was,” said Michelle.
Michelle said that she recognized him from the missing person post on the social media site. She decided to call 9-1-1. Within minutes, the family was reunited.
“If I didn’t go on Facebook it would have never dawned on me that that looked just like the man in the picture they showed,” Michelle said.
Serghei Denisov rushed towards his 10-month-old daughter. The happy dad took her to a waiting ambulance nearby.
She was then taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston as a precaution. She was quickly released and home the same night with her parents.
“I’m happy that everything is fine. I hope that it’s never going to happen again,” said the baby’s mother. She also said that Nicolai is still at the hospital but thinks everything will be fine.
"Oh my gosh. Thank you so much for all the police who were looking for her, all departments, all the people that helped us," Serghei said. "Someone just called on the phone, the baby crying outside the building and my father got lost because of slight dementia."
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