A 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy is being called a hero … After he used Snapchat to help the friend of a friend when she was having a tough time.
Gabe says, “I felt that this girl needed help and she was in distress and she needed somebody to talk to and get it through with.”
Gabe, who lives in Pennsylvania, just so happen to meet a little girl from grand saline on Snapchat.
Gabe says, “She was one of my friend’s friends, so I added her.”
Snapchat is a popular social media app that lets people take and send pictures and messages to anyone in the world.
Well, although Gabe lives 1,500 miles from Texas, he became fast friends with the Grand Saline native.
Gabe says, “This one day, she said she was feeling really sad and stuff.”
Gabe says the little girl confided in him and what she told him really weighed on his heart.
Gabe says, “I called the suicidal services thing first because I didn’t know the number for your police.”
Grand Saline Police Chief Jeremy Barker says, “Gabriel was able to identify that she was here in Grand Saline and it took a little investigative work by the officer once we got the information from the national hotline to identify who the young lady was.”
Grand Saline Police was able to locate the little girl and assured Gabe that she was going to be okay.
Gabe was immediately labeled a hero.
Chief Barker says, “it’s reassuring to know that there are kids out there like Gabriel that show bravery and heroism and doing the right thing for someone else.”
The grand saline police department sent Gabe a letter thanking him for his heroic deed.
Gabe says, “I just want to take the time to tell you how much we appreciate what you did for your friend here in Texas.”
“it’s incredible, he’s our little hero.”