Young boy left his parents fearing the worst when he disappeared on Mother’s Day.

A six-year-old boy left his family in panic after he rode his bicycle alone to an Aldi store without any money to buy his mum a television as a Mother’s Day gift.

Raith was reported missing to police after leaving his home in Highton, Victoria on Mother’s Day morning still in his pyjamas as his parents feared the worst, reports Daily Mail.

The adorable little boy was spotted by concerned Highton Aldi staff at the store on South Valley Road attempting to purchase a television but was unable to pay as he had no money.

His frantic parents contacted local police and shared an image of Raith on Facebook in a desperate attempt to locate him on Sunday.

‘He is wearing his yellow Vegemite bike helmet, unsure if he is in his pyjamas or has changed,’ his mother wrote.

Geelong police told Daily Mail Australia the little boy was found after Aldi staff stopped him at the register when he couldn’t pay for the television and called the police.

‘A store manager noticed him… they saw he was alone and had no money,’ a Geelong police spokesperson said.

‘He has such a kind heart to try and buy his mother a gift for Mother’s Day.’

Raith was returned home safe and sound to his family by police, albeit without an expensive Mother’s Day gift.

Nawww what a sweet little boy. ┬áKids, please don’t send mummy and daddy into a panic like that though.

Has your child ever done something that left you in a panic?

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  • that would have been scary for the mum. luckily the staff helped to save the day


  • This young man suffers from autism and thankfully all turned out well for him. I’m not sure that the businessman who brought a new TV and toys and a Playbox really did the family any favours. I do hope the child doesn’t think that this will happen again if he does something naughty like this.

    • Good point…and do hope police and parents explained the dangers of his actions in a way hopefully he understands.


  • Mine haven’t done anything like that to me but 2 who were staying with us did cause us to panic. It was a few weeks after 2 children had been abducted from a different location. We were in a discount clothing store (that brand no longer exists) and it had some large poles in the middle of the shop had mirrors on them. The kids went the other side of one and were looking at themselves in the mirror and ignored us calling out to them. They thought it was funny that they were hiding from us. ggrrr!!! When we got home we had calmed down so we sat down and explained to them why we kept calling them and that regardless of that it wasn’t safe to go hiding where other people could accidentally run into them with a shopping trolley. Our calm explanation must have worked becuase they never did it again to anybody as far as I know.


  • A very touching story and a lovely young boy!


  • a mild dose of panic for mum’s day, a side effect of raising sweet, kind, caring children!


  • So cute but don’t ever do that again!


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