‘Help me’: Gen Z CEO Kyle Hunt’s heartbreaking plea to TikTok

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Businessman Kyle Hunt has taken to TikTok in hopes of trying to find the person who found him on the side of the road when he was abandoned as a child.

The young Aussie is a CEO and the boss of more than 80 people. At just 25, he runs three successful businesses.

Still, his early career success isn’t a testament to a privileged childhood but rather the opposite: The young CEO grew up in foster care and came from basically nothing.

In a viral video that is nudging one million views, Mr Hunt shared that he was abandoned at just two years old by his parents in New South Wales.

“When I was two years old, I was left at a stop sign, and someone picked me up and notified the police,” he said.

Mr Hunt was left to fend for himself as a child on April 24, 2000, until a Good Samaritan found him and got him to safety.

While he isn’t aware of all the details, he does know he was left at an intersection that led to a highway and he thinks a trucker was the one that found him and called the police.

“If anyone’s heard of a story similar to this, share it, and if we can find the person, I’d love to meet them,” he said.

Mr Hunt said that he knew it was a “long shot” but he figured if someone had found a child, it would be a story they would share frequently, and he was hoping his message would reach them or someone who knows them.

“I’d love to thank … them, and I’d love to meet them face-to-face,” he said.

Mr Hunt said he would be grateful if anyone could “help” him locate this person.

Abandoned at 2 boy on a mission to find rescuer

Mr Hunt’s plea sparked a tremendous online response from people touched by his story, which has already gone international.

“You’ve reached Cape Town South Africa. Praying for a positive outcome,” someone wrote.

“Literally sobbing. I have a two year-old and could never eimagine ever doing this. My heart breaks for you. I hope you find this hero,” another shared.

“Just here to boost the algorithm. I hope you find them,” one wrote.

“You’ve reached Canada!!! Commenting to boost,” someone else said.

Being left at the stop sign is, in a sense, Mr Hunt’s origin story, and he wants to better understand it.

He told news.com.au that he only found out exactly how he came to be in foster care when he was 18 years old.

“It was pretty sad to hear to be honest. I didn’t expect it,” he said.

He is now on a mission to locate the person who rescued him over two decades ago, although when he finds them, he admits he’s not sure what he’ll say.

“Honestly, I don’t even know what to say. I love to meet someone like that … It isn’t an everyday situation.” he said.

Mr Hunt figured he would get lunch with them and planned to learn “how they are [going] and who they are” in an effort to know the person that saved him.

The CEO said it isn’t just about getting some “closure” or understanding more about what happened on that day, but he also imagines whoever he is looking for has probably wondered what happened to that baby they found all those years ago.

“It’d be cool to meet the person; they are probably wondering as well. It’d be awesome,” he said.

Despite Mr Hunt’s difficult start in life he has found his feet with huge career success.

The Aussie Gen Z is the CEO of the Health Care Providers Association (HCPA), the digital consulting firm Provider Digital and the medicinal cannabis supplier Rumen.

He clocks up around 50 hours a week, usually fits in at least one pub session with his mates, and reckons the secret to his business success is having “fun” with his staff.

Mr Hunt didn’t become a CEO in his mid-20s by accident, and his success came down to his “relentless pursuit” of it.

Mr Hunt said when he was 23 he had a heart attack due to underlying health condition and even when he was in the depths of recovery, he was still trying to work from his hospital.

“No matter what, as long as I’m alive … I’m pushing harder than most people,” he said.