OMG!!! Reanie, I'm so sorry!!! I'm glad the boys got away, how old are they anyway?
This was about 23 years ago, but someone tried to walk off with my nephew in a busy mall.
My daughter, when she was small, was so lovable, she'd go up to complete strangers and give them a hug. Although I thought it was so cute, and everyone she gave a hug to thought it was so cute as well, I had to teach her not to go up to strangers. It's sad that you HAVE to take away a sweet gentle loving thing, but it's just the way it is. This world isn't safe and especially for children.
In order to change the world, one must first start with one's self.