Wisconsin Bus Driver Rescues Little Boy Running Down Sidewalk Alone

A Milwaukee bus driver rescued a wandering baby walking alone on a freeway overpass Milwaukee County Transit System Spokesman Matt Sliker tells CNN

She jumped out of her bus and stopped traffic so she could scoop up the barefoot toddler.

Irena Ivic, a bus driver and mom from Milwaukee, WI, is being lauded as a hero after she saved a toddler who was wandering on a freeway overpass.

Irena simply said she was grateful to be able to help, according to the statement.

Video footage of the incident showed a concerned Ivic stopping the bus and going to pick up the little girl. She carried the child to the bus, where passengers gathered in disbelief.

This is not the first time, a bus driver saved lost children and helped them get back to their parents.

Ivic sat talking to the coat-swaddled child, stroking her hair. The girl fell asleep in Ivic's arms.

The 19-month-old had been cold and scared but was otherwise unharmed, police said. According to reports, the little boy was left outside by his mom, who was having a mental health crisis. "Authorities eventually reunited the baby with its father", Sliker said.

"I absolutely love kids".

Irena Ivic has seen a lot during her career as a Milwaukee County Transit System driver in Milwaukee, but she was shocked by what she witnessed about 8 a.m. December 22.

NOTE: Police first said the baby was a boy but later clarified that the child is actually a girl.

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