Boy, age 4, sets out alone to find help for great-grandmother

ESSEX, Md. - A 4-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero by his family after setting out on his own to get help for his great-grandmother.

Trevor Guttenberger and his little brother, Evan, typically spend Wednesdays at their great-grandmother’s house in Bowleys Quarters.

When 4-year-old Trevor noticed his grandmother had been quiet for a while and wasn’t moving, he put on his shoes, told his little brother to stay there and set out for his nearby aunt’s house for help.

A passerby saw the boy as he was walking and stopped to offer him a ride home. When the boy insisted he couldn’t take rides from strangers, the woman got out of the car and walked back to the home to help Trevor call 911.

The older woman had passed away, and while the family is grieving, they are very proud of the boy’s actions.

"It doesn't surprise me that he took matters into his own hand because that's just him. And the fact that he told Evan to stay behind-you stay here-I'll go get help. That's definitely Trevor,” Christine Guttenberger, Tervor’s mom, said.

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