Irena Ivic, a bus driver, was hailed as a hero after she saved a little girl who was walking barefoot in below-freezing temperatures. The girl was wandering beside a freeway when Irena stopped her bus to bring the child to safety.
An American bus driver from Milwaukee was honoured after she rescued a baby girl. She had spotted the girl walking barefoot in freezing temperature beside a street and did the right thing: she rushed to the child and brought her to the warmth and safety of the bus.
It all happened on 22 December, according to a report by Maroela Media. Just before 8 am, Irena saw the child as she was driving her bus on its usual route.
The child is reported by milwaukeeindependent.com to be less than a year old and was wearing only a diaper and a thin onesie.
Irena held the child to her chest while she waited on the bus for the authorities to arrive. A passenger offered up; her jacket, and soon the child was fast asleep in Irena's arms.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the child was left outside by her mother who may be suffering from mental health issues.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) honoured Irena for her caring actions. Abele was very impressed with Irena.
She did a lot more than her job. She did the right thing. I don’t take that kind of compassion for granted.
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