It’s a family’s worst nightmare: to be separated from one another during a terror attack.
But thanks to Facebook and the power of social media, an 8-month-old baby was reunited with his family after the deadly terrorist attack Thursday night in Nice, France.
A woman named Tiava Banner posted a photo of the baby asking friends if anyone had seen him to contact her. She said the baby had been lost in his blue stroller during the chaos that occurred after a truck rammed through a crowd gathered to watch Bastille Day fireworks, killing more than 80 people and injuring dozens.
The post was shared over 20,000 times.
Banner posted the update with the good news that the baby had been found and reunited with his family. Banner made it clear she was not the mother, and said other family members had been hospitalized after the attack.
The AFP news agency reported that a young woman found the baby and took him home with her. She saw the baby’s photo on Facebook, and was able to make contact with the baby’s family through the social media network.
Many people are still waiting to hear from their loved ones.