The Hand-Signal for Help

A good thing to know

We talked about this on the air today and it’s a good thing for everyone to know.

A 16-year-old girl went missing last week in North Carolina. It turned out she had been kidnapped by a 61-year-old man. In Kentucky over the weekend, the girl used a hand signal that she had seen on the social networking video site Tik-Tok. While in a vehicle the girl used the gesture and another driver who knew what it meant called 911 immediately. The girl was rescued moments later and the kidnapper arrested.

The hand signal involves facing your palm out, like you’re waving, then tucking your thumb in, and wrapping your fingers down around it. It looks like this:


Definitely a good thing to know.

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