A news story has been going viral recently, where an 83-year-old man with dementia was returned home thanks to Pokemon Go.
According to Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO, Homer Howard was discovered in Covington Kentucky Friday morning. He was rather far from his hometown of Maineville, Ohio. He was discovered in Kenney Shields Park by Pokemon Go player Allison Hines, who passed through the park daily for the PokeStops therein.
“As I turned the corner, everything in my being said, ‘Stop, turn this car around and go check on him,'” she told the news outlet.
Howard was reported missing by his daughters 24 hours prior, though how he managed to travel so far away is a mystery. Howard returned home to his daughters on Friday evening and Hines said she hopes she can take him to dinner soon.
Its great to see that helpful and kind people can be found playing one of the biggest mobile games of all time.