Samaritan hails fearless toddler on bus
Little boy lost: Security vision of the toddler on the Transperth bus. Picture: Seven News

The Good Samaritan who helped a two-and-a-half year old boy who travelled across Perth by himself says he was surprised no one attempted to help the child.

Carl Farmer was travelling on the Malaga-bound bus when he spotted the toddler in a seat at the rear of the bus.

“He was sitting by himself and no one else would help him, so I just walked up,” Mr Farmer said.

After approaching the child, he struck up a conversation in an effort to find out where the child had come from.

“He wasn’t too scared – he was pretty talkative,” Mr Farmer said.

“It’s pretty weird, how he managed to travel so far by himself.”

The boy went missing from Harbour Town shopping centre just after 4pm on Sunday afternoon.

After managing to travel to Wellington Street bus station, he hopped on another bus and travelled more than 12km to Malaga before being approached by Mr Farmer.

“The driver didn’t know what to do either – he was shocked,” he said.

“We had to go to the bus station; the police picked the kid up from there.”

The toddler was reunited with his worried mother a short while later.

The West Australian

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