The mother smothered her terrified baby in her bosom and sobbed right after the Good Samaritan, who had caught him, regained his balance.
Murmured reactions to the two-story fall had many variations.
“She’s probably on drugs.”
“Toddlers can surprise the best of us.”
“The landlord should be sued!”
But the only reaction that mattered was from that stranger who had raced to the rescue then moved along.