The Milwaukee County Transit System shared this incredible story about one of their drivers who saved the day when she spotted a child of the road:
“It was just before 8:00 a.m. on December 22nd, 2018, when MCTS Driver Irena Ivic saw something shocking in front of her bus.
A lost baby boy was wandering alone on a freeway overpass near 4th and Mitchell in Milwaukee. The child, who was less than one-year-old, was barefoot and wearing just a onesie and diaper.
Irena stopped her bus, ran across the busy street, picked up the crying child, and carried him to safety.
As Irena called for help, a passenger gave up her coat to help keep the boy warm. He was cold to the touch after spending time outside in the freezing temperatures.
Irena comforted the terrified boy, who soon fell asleep in her loving arms.
Firefighters, police officers, and transit security officers arrived at the scene a short time later. Besides being cold and scared, the baby was unharmed.
Police say the boy had been left outside by his mother who may have been suffering from a mental health crisis. Authorities eventually reunited the boy with his father.
Irena says she’s just grateful that she was able to help.
This is the ninth lost or missing child found by MCTS Drivers in recent years.