I chose Temar Boggsto be my very important person (VIP) this week because he chose to perform a good deed in spite of the fact that our nation is mired in a “racial war”. Boggs is a black teenager who rescued a white five-year-old girl. He chose to do the right thing and to be a productive citizen; he deserves to be recognized for his choice.
Boggs and his friend were assisting “an old lady” move her couch when they learned that a little girl was missing. They completed their task and then decided to join the search. They enlisted their friends to search for the little girl even though they did not know the girl or her family.
Boggs and his friend Chris Garcia were riding the streets on bicycles in their search when they spotted a car turning around to avoid the police. They saw the driver “weave in and out of side streets” and gave chase on their bikes. They continued their chase for about fifteen minutes and got close enough to see the little girl in the car. The two teenagers continued their chase until the driver stopped his car and pushed the girl out of the car. The little girl ran into the arms of the teenagers who took her to the authorities. The police are continuing their search for the abductor.
“The girl’s family have called the boys heroes. But Boggs said, `I’m just a normal person who did a thing that anybody else would do.”
“It was like fate, it was like meant for me and Chris to be there. If we wouldn’t have left [to look for the girl], who knows what would have happened to the little girl. It was a blessing for me to make that happen.”
Tamika Boggs, mother of this fine young man, has every right to be proud of her son. She tried to raise him “the right way,” and he turned out to be a great asset in his community.