It was 3 o’clock in the morning.
Ashton Mazyck was parking his car after driving for Lyft.
When he saw one more person who needed to be pick up.
Ashton Mazyck says, “She looks up at me. I pick her up. I say you’re safe. You’re safe.”
A 2-year-old girl was standing alone outside of his apartment building in Worcester.
No jacket or shoes.
It was 15 degrees.
Her feet were covered in ice and rock salt
Ashton Mazyck says, “She just had this look of relief on her face like someone is finally here to help me.”
Mazyck wrapped her in his coat and called his mother to bring down blankets and socks.
Vida Mazyck says, “I tried to warm her feet. Rubbed her feet. Put socks on. But it was if I was holding ice.”
The little girl told them her mother was at work.
The Worcester Telegram reports her grandmother was watching her.
Vida Mazyck says, “The first thing that came to mind was the incident in New Hampshire.”
Last week, there was a similar story with a different ending.
In the middle of the night, 2-year-old Sofia Van Schoick wandered out into the cold.
She was found frozen to death the next morning.
Ashton Mazyck says, “I kept saying you’re safe. You’re okay. You’re okay. We’re going to try and warm you up.”
Mazyck has been driving for Lyft for only a week, and this was the latest he had ever gotten home.
Ashton Mazyck says, “I just thank god for allowing me to be at the right place at the right time.”
The Mazycks said that EMS came and picked up the child who was borderline hypothermic but is doing better.