Nelson Mandela Myers is the hero of the hour.
The 27-year-old told NBC10 he was passing by a playground near the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, on his way to work at a Norristown-based sanitation company, when he heard the 5-year-old missing girl's cries for help.
Myers told the press he found her hiding under a sliding board, barefoot and shivering and she told him she was being chased. He said he wrapped a jacket around her and called 911.
"I just wanted to do the same thing that someone would do for my child," Nelson Mandela Myers said.
The young girl went missing Monday morning when an unidentified woman signed her out of her Philadelphia school.
Read more about the case and see video of Myers' press conference appearance here.