If it wasn't for the bravery of a 6-year-old boy, this inspirational story may have had a very different ending.
Kaylen Woodard's quick thinking stopped the attempted abduction of his 10-year-old friend and neighbour.
The little boy was outside playing with his friend Marcy in front of their homes in Chicago when a stranger grabbed Marcy and tried to pull her into his car.
Kaylen stood up to the stranger, kicking him in the leg and screaming for help, giving his friend a chance to escape.
When Marcy's mum, Tracey Edwards, looked out the window to check on the kids, she saw her daughter running toward the house.
She ran outside to find the man who attempted the kidnapping, but he had already fled.
A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.
"We call [Kaylen] our little hero," Tracey said. "We are blessed he was there."