When I was shopping in JCPenney on my lunch break. I got on the escalator, and was followed on by a child of about 4 years. He was followed by a woman who I thought was his grandmother. No one else boarded the escalator for the ride down.
When we got off the elevator, the woman walked away from him, never looked back.
"Uh-oh," I thought, "This isn't good..."
I stopped the little boy and asked him was he lost and did he know where his Mommy or Daddy was?
He looked me straight in the eye and said,
"I'M NOT GONNA TELL YOU!"
Seems he was 'joy-riding' on the escalator...
It all ended well. I noticed a frantic woman talking to a sales person about finding her lost child. I called over to them and asked if this was the missing boy. Mother and child were reunited.
The Mom thanked me. The little boy didn't.