Supermarket employee rewarded for saving a toddler in a runaway cart.


A 24 year old, who just recently as he was collecting shopping carts in his store's parking lot noticed a cart rolling downhill with a child in it and kept the child safe, was honored and surprised this week.

Ben Mazur noticed a cart rolling down the hill with a child inside – all while cars were pulling in and out of the lot. The cart got away from a mother who was trying to get her other children in the car. She hardly noticed until it was almost too late, but thankfully, Mazur was watching. His awareness kept the child safe and it definitely did not go unnoticed.

This week, Alton Illinois Mayor Brant Walker surprised the 24-year-old by declaring May 5 as Ben Mazur Day. It’s a special way for Mazur, his family, co-workers, and trainers from Challenge Unlimited to celebrate his act of good faith and, coincidentally, his birthday.

By the way, Mazur is on the autism spectrum and has been working with Challenge Unlimited, a program that helps people with disabilities find employment in the community.