In the heart of Eldridge, a 6-year-old boy named Hayden faced a nightly battle with the shadows of his imagination until a local hero stepped in to change the narrative.

Hayden and his family recently moved into a new house, marking a significant milestone for the young boy as he finally claimed a room of his own. However, the joy of independence was tainted by Hayden’s deep-seated anxiety, a constant fear of nocturnal intruders that left him sleepless and his parents desperate for a solution.

Refusing to spend a night alone in his room, Hayden pleaded with his parents to call the police or seek professional help. In a last-ditch effort to bring peace to their son, Hayden’s parents decided to visit the Eldridge Police Station. Read the full story here ▶