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This 'Little Hero' Saved His 10-Year-Old Neighbor From Being Abducted In An Incredible Way

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If it weren't for the intervention of a brave 6-year-old boy, this story might have had a very different ending.

But instead, Kaylen Woodard's quick thinking is being credited with stopping the attempted abduction of the youngster's 10-year-old neighbor on Chicago's South Side.

According to ABC Chicago, Kaylen was playing with his next-door neighbor, Marcy, in front of their homes in the city's Chicago Lawn neighborhood when a stranger grabbed Marcy and tried to pull her into his car. Kaylen reportedly kicked the stranger in the leg, giving his friend a chance to escape.

When Marcy's mother, Tracey Edwards, looked out the window to check on the kids, she saw her daughter running toward the house. She ran outside to try and find the man who attempted the abduction, but he was already gone, KMOV reports. A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.

"We call [Kaylen] our little hero," Edwards told the station. "We are blessed he was there."

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