As nearly two-million people descended on the city of Toronto for the Raptors’ championship parade, it didn’t take long for the police to become concerned.
Reports of missing children and people suffering from dehydration began to put a sour note on what was supposed to be a joyous occasion. The former issue even prompted the police to let people know that missing children were being taken to the 52 Division downtown until they were reunited with their parents.
But at one point during the parade, Raptors fans did their best to protect a young fan from a scary trip to the police station.
Landon had become separated from his parents, according to Chris Howson-Jan, who shared the story on Twitter. But before locating the authorities through that enormous crowd, the quick-thinking fans in the area decided to try to let Landon’s parents know that their son was safe and sound.
Fav moment from #RaptorsParade: A crying kid who lost his parents gets taken in by the crowd. Crowd starts a "We Found Landon" chant to attract attention. Before long he gets reunited with his parents, cheers n tears all around pic.twitter.com/t5EmowWp2w
— Chris Howson-Jan (@HowsonJan) June 17, 2019
The video above doesn’t capture the fans in mid chant, but it does show the scene as Landon was eventually reunited with his parents.
The Raptors championship parade didn’t quite go off without a hitch, but Monday will be a day that the fans won’t soon forget.
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