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Good Samaritan couple rescues baby from hot car while child’s parents appeared to overdose

A Ohio couple comes to the rescue of a baby sitting in a hot vehicle while the parents, apparently overdosed, were lying on the ground outside the car. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Two Ohio residents are being hailed as good Samaritans after they rescued a baby sitting in a hot vehicle after the child's parents appeared to overdose on drugs.

What are the details?

Eric Asher, 43, and his girlfriend rescued a child from a hot car in Canton, Ohio, on Friday.

Asher stumbled upon the child's parents in a parking lot, noticing that they were lying on the ground outside of the vehicle.

"We were driving down the road and I looked over to my right and I saw the male and female laying on the ground," Asher said. "We [later] saw that they were purple."

When Asher and his fiancée approached the vehicle, they noticed a baby sitting in the backseat of the vehicle and acted.

"The child was covered in sweat," Asher recalled, noting that another bystander called 911 to report the incident. "We ... gave the baby some water. That was our priority."

According to "Inside Edition," Asher shared photos of the incident on Facebook, where they went viral. Asher admitted that he and his fiancée received a large amount of criticism after sharing the images.

"The only reason we posted that picture was to bring awareness," Asher told the outlet. "I have family and friends dying like everybody does daily over this epidemic."

"We just wanted people to be aware of what was going on in our community," he added. "We did not expect it to go viral."

Asher said that the baby's mom later phoned him to thank him for coming to her daughter's aid.

"They said they were clean for two years, and then they got off the government [provided] medication and got sick," Asher said. "When they relapsed, it had a greater effect than when they used to do drugs."

Asher revealed that the child's mother told him that the child was in another family member's custody for the time being.

Police charged both parents — who remain unnamed — with child endangerment and were released on bond.

Anything else?

On Monday, Asher took to Facebook to elaborate on the photos and the event.

If I can have a minute of everybody’s time due to this post of me n my fiancé helping make sure baby n everyone was ok n the post was meant to open [people's] eyes to the epidemic n never hesitate to help also not thinking it would go as far as it did we are receiving threats people posting lies posting are family being called devils n we did it to be famous which is all bull crap this is one of the reasons others would of walked or drove by we helped on plus side many addicts have messaged us saying because of this post they second guessed getting high n thanked us we’ve had media the people in posts family n others also thanking us n wanted us go worldwide with interviews which we declined I wish people would open their eyes n understand why we did what we did and ask yourselves what if we didn’t what that outcome would of been please share the hell out of this like the original we didn’t or would never stage or make something as horrible as this up thanks everyone stay blessed n aware.

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