USA bus driver rescues child found wandering barefoot

Nellie Chapman
January 13, 2019

"I'm shaking", one passenger can be heard saying in the video.

As Irena called for help, a passenger gave up her coat to help keep the baby warm.

According to MCTS, it emerged the boy's mother had left him outside. Officers later reunited the toddler with his father. No identities were released by the local police.

Ivic-Drobnjak's Facebook profile says she's from Prokuplje, a city in southern Serbia.

MCTS says this is the ninth lost or missing child drivers have found in recent years. "He didn't know what to do or where to go".

The bus driver was due to be honoured for her heroic actions this week. MCTS later learned the baby is less than a year old. Before that, she drove a school bus.

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A look of concern covers Ivic's face in the video when she first sees the infant meandering along the sidewalk of the highway overpass near 4th and Mitchell streets.

Ivic-Drobnjak cradles and rocks the child and just as the police arrive, the baby boy has fallen asleep.

"She did a lot more than her job".

"I have two lovely children and I am a human being and I find the child upset, and if I had the same situation again, I will, of course, again get help". All of us are better when we have compassion.

"I'm just grateful I was in the right place at the right time", Ivic said at a commendation ceremony held in her honor on Thursday. "That is something we should celebrate".

Irena Ivic is a driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System.

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