Now, let's consider the possible developments of each of the suggested options.
Scenario 1. Take the child to the mother
Obviously, most people will choose this option without a second thought. However, there are a number of things that don’t quite add up here. First, you may start wondering: why would a mother enter somewhere, leaving her child behind and later scolding her for making her wait? There have been cases when fraudsters use children to lure naive passersby into the alleys to be robbed. Therefore, don’t run somewhere with a stranger, even if you are told someone needs help – not at least until the story checks out.