A friend once shared this unsettling occurrence he had sometime ago. He had gone to Wal-Mart to do some shopping. As he was walking, he encountered this little boy coming down the isle. My friend says he put his hand on top of the little boy's head and gently ruffled his hair, and said, "Hi there little guy!" The little boy ran away from him screaming to his mom that the man had "touched him!" My friend couldn't believe it and just kept walking straight ahead.
Another friend of mine shared this story:
Her elderly grandmother was at K-Mart, when she saw a little girl crying for her mother because she couldn't find her. My friend's grandmother took her by the hand and started leading her to the front counter so the employee could inform the mother, through the microphone that her little girl was there. My friend's grandmother never reached the front counter, because the mother suddenly appeared and accused her of trying to kidnap her daughter. The frightened grandmother explained that she was only taking the little girl to the employee at the front counter to help reunite them both again.
How sad that things have gone this far. I realize there are a lot of dangerous people out there, but I do believe those days have finally come, where one will never try to help some child, for fear of being accused of some atrocity.