Asda shopping trip turned into every parents nightmare – Gloucestershire Live

A mum has described how her ‘world fell apart’ when her daughter went missing during a shopping trip at an Asda store

She experienced the moment every parent dreads while at an Asda in Birkenhead, Merseyside on Thursday.

Lauren said felt ‘helpless’ and ‘genuinely thought she had gone’, while other shoppers rallied round to help.

Thankfully, her daughter was found hiding underneath some clothes, in one of the aisles, by a kind stranger.

Sharing her experience in a local crime watch group on Facebook, Laura thanked everyone who helped, reported the Liverpool Echo

She wrote “Not a crime but a thank you, if you were in Birkenhead Asda today while my daughter thought it was funny to play hide and seek under cloths and we genuinely thought she had gone.

“To each person who stopped to look and help find her, to the woman with her son who didn’t stop, the woman who found her and everyone else who didn’t stop looking.

“I even had a teenage boy of his own back come find me and help me look. Today was a real eye opener to how many kind people are about! So again if you helped me in any given way thank you!”

The post touched a nerve with other parents and has attracting hundreds of responses.

One said: “Yes my first was the same, two seconds and she would disappear into a clothes rack. It’s lovely that so many people helped in your distress. It restores your faith in humanity.”

Another said: “Omg my daughter used to do this, a parent’s worst nightmare. I’m glad she is safe and glad loads helped to look. x”

One shopper, who witnessed what happened and stepped in to help said: “Aww Lauren our hearts were breaking for you, the fear in your poor face. I am so so so happy she’s ok and back with her mum.”

Commenting on the post, Lauren said: “I’m thankful for everyone yesterday I panic so much as it is and I just felt like my world fell apart.”

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