Ontario reacts to Amber Alert

An Amber Alert was issued on Thursday after a five-year-old boy and his mother went missing in Mississauga, Ont.

The boy’s father called police and reported their disappearance after his son didn’t go to school that morning.

Investigators said the mother had a medical condition that makes her act out of character if not treated with medication.

Andrea Taylor from Tilbury, Ont., spotted the pair when she went to pick up food at her local KFC, recognizing the boy from the Amber Alert.

Taylor’s ability to identify the pair has resulted in significant support for the system’s effectiveness on social media.

But there were still some resident in Ontario who pointed out some apparent flaws in the system, and expressed annoyance with the process.

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