Four Airdrie teenagers have received Platinum Jubilee Awards from Airdrie-Banff MP Blake Richards, for their heroic act of helping a two-year-old last winter.

On February 17, 2022, the four former students of George McDougall Highschool, Ceirra Burk, Madison Davy, Lexie Ries, and Kenadee Karpala were leaving school when they saw a two-year-old girl standing on the side of the road in the cold.

Realizing something was wrong, the girls took the matter into their own hands taking care of the two-year-old until the police arrived and were able to help find the little girl's home.

"I would call these four girls heroes. I know they just saw it as there was another fellow human that needed help and they wanted to help. For them, they probably didn't think anything of it, but there's a lot of people that wouldn't have reached out and tried to help someone with distress," said MP Blake Richards.

For Davy, these awards they are receiving are all coming as a surprise as they thought they were just doing the right thing.

"It feels pretty nice to be able to be recognized. We didn't really see it as a big deal. But I'm glad that we were able to save the child."

Burk went on to talk about why the four girls jumped into action as soon as they saw the little girl.

"No one wants to be left alone in the cold. Especially if you're a child, you don't know what to do. You don't know whether to run or who to go and talk to because you're too little to do that. Myself personally, I wouldn't want to be out in the cold at all wearing what she was wearing."

The girls mentioned if they were ever to see such a situation happen again, they would absolutely help.

Earlier this year, the girls were also presented with placards of recognition from the RCMP.

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