Chargers are not something you want to be without. Even worse, chargers are not something you want your snot nosed kid to be without if you’re on vacation. Can you imagine how god damn relentless that kid would be if he didn’t have a phone to burry his face into all day? Of course that mom was willing to risk dropping him on his head and having him sliced in half by a train to get it back. She knew it was well worth it.
PS: The dad is just standing there holding an umbrella with a lava fashion game. Everything from the shoes up is perfect DC tourist attire.