The woman held hostage at an Auckland mall on Friday has revealed the promise she made to the attacker to defuse the terrifying situation.
Laura Wheeler feared she'd never see her children again.
A terrifying, random ordeal that happened while she waited for breakfast at Burger King in Westfield Manukau, Auckland.
Throughout it, her 14-year-old daughter Jessica watched, fearing her mother could die.
RadioLIVE Drive's Ryan Bridge spoke with Laura Wheeler.
Listen to the full interview with Laura Wheeler above.