A Store Clerk Wrested This Baby From Her Mother, but She Did It for a Completely Selfless Reason

March 18, 2016 Updated: January 4, 2018
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A convenience store clerk in Colorado is being praised for her quick thinking.

A woman began to have a seizure while in line at the Arvada convenience store, prompting the clerk to grab the baby before the woman falls to the ground.

“I was talking to the baby and she—the girl—had a glazed look on her face. I wasn’t sure, I felt uneasy about it. I was asking her ‘is everything ok,’ I grabbed the baby’s arm and she started to sway, she wouldn’t answer me,” Rebecca Montano told 9News.

“She was just lost in space, so I thought I better take the baby, something doesn’t feel right. And then right there she started to fall and I wasn’t sure still exactly what was going on, so I yelled at [a nearby] customer that was in the store [for help]. She fell, I came back, grabbed the phone called 911.”

Montano deflected the praise she’s been getting.

“I think being a mother, being a grandmother, my first instinct was the baby,” Montano said. “I just wanted to save the baby from getting hurt, if she would’ve fallen with the baby in her arms, who knows where that baby would’ve landed?”

The woman who had the seizure has recovered and is back with her baby, reported KDVR.

“It’s people like you who make the world right,” a customer told Montano.

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