DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – “I couldn’t finish hearing it the first time,” said Norma Rocha. “It broke my heart.”
Juan Vaquero’s daughter said she couldn’t bare to listen to the recording her father made of his conversation with the 6-year-old boy locked in a shed Sunday night.READ MORE: Dallas Police Recover What Could Be The Weapon Used To Kill 4-Year-Old Cash Geron
Vaquero’s call to Child Protective Services and the help he gave police, have left him no longer comfortable living in the camper he rents from the suspects now under arrest, the child’s grandmother and her boyfriend, but it’s a sacrifice he said he’d make again to help a child.
“It didn’t surprise me at all. That’s just who he is. Looking out for others,” said Rocha of her father.
On the CBSDFW Facebook page, viewers have shared their thoughts. The word people keep using is “hero.”
“That hero is my father,” Rocha said.
“It means so much,” Vaquero said.READ MORE: Solar Panels Eliminating Some North Texans' Electricity Bills Entirely
Vaquero worries though for his 6-year-old former neighbor, now in foster care.
He used to tell him, Vaquero says, whatever you need, just ask.
Many people have offered to help Vaquero, donating thousands of dollars to a fundraiser.
“I never expected such a beautiful response,” he said.
Many viewers reached out worried about where Juan Vaquero will live now.MORE NEWS: Man Found Dead In Dallas Golf Course Pond
He says he’s making arrangements to move in with family.