Laotian parents thank locksmith for freeing toddler from locked car
A Laois toddler was rescued from a car this weekend after nearly an hour of confinement due to a key malfunction.
The swift action of a local locksmith who then refused to accept payment was warmly welcomed by the child’s parents.
Claire and Peter Donnelly of Portarlington are the parents of baby girl Mya.
Peter confirmed to The Leinster Express that Mya remained blissfully unconscious and sound asleep throughout the 45 minutes of worrying about her parents.
Conor Nolan of Jack Nolan’s Locksmiths rushed to the family’s home to unlock the car and befriended Peter and Claire in their distress.
Parents publicly thanked him for his kindness.
“We just felt that Conor’s generosity and kindness should be highlighted and some exposure for the company at such a difficult time! He understood the situation so well and handled it so well,” said Peter.
Peter posted a thank you Tweet on Friday May 28th.
“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Conor from Jack Nolan Locksmiths in Portlaoise.
“Our 16 month old Mya was locked in the car due to a key malfunction. I called Jacks and he immediately sent me Conor’s number. Conor was an hour away from us at the time. “There and said he would come straight to us. He got to us within 45 minutes and unlocked the car in less than a minute.”
“He refused to be paid for the work because there was a child locked in the car and it had been quite stressful for us. An incredibly kind gesture for which we are extremely grateful,” wrote Peter.
It was shared on social media with a lot of praise for the Portlaoise company.