A bus driver in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is being hailed as a hero after saving a young autistic boy who was wandering the streets in the freezing cold. The boy had gone missing from his school, but thanks to the quick thinking and bravery of the bus driver, he was safely reunited with his family.
The story began when the boy, whose name has not been released, wandered away from his school in frigid temperatures. As he walked along a busy street, he caught the eye of a bus driver named Irena Ivic, who was driving a Milwaukee County Transit System bus.
Ivic noticed that the boy was alone and seemed confused and disoriented. Concerned for his safety, she stopped the bus and got out to investigate. As she approached him, she noticed that he was not wearing a coat, despite the bitter cold.
Without hesitation, Ivic picked up the boy and brought him onto the bus, where she wrapped him in her own jacket to keep him warm. She then called her dispatcher and reported the situation, asking for help in finding the boy’s family.
As they waited for assistance to arrive, Ivic tried to comfort the boy and keep him calm. She spoke softly to him and even sang a lullaby to him, hoping to soothe his anxiety.
It wasn’t long before the police and the boy’s mother arrived on the scene, relieved to find the boy safe and unharmed. The mother tearfully thanked Ivic for her bravery and kindness, and the police praised her quick thinking and heroism.
The incident was captured on the bus’s surveillance camera and has since gone viral online, with people from around the world hailing Ivic as a hero and expressing their gratitude for her selfless actions.
For Ivic, however, the experience was simply a part of her job as a bus driver. As she later told reporters, “I absolutely love this job. I love what I do. I love the people, and I love the passengers. It’s just something I do every day, and it comes from the heart.”
The story of Irena Ivic and the young autistic boy she saved is a powerful reminder of the everyday heroes we have in our midst – the guardians of our cities who work tirelessly to keep us safe and secure. In a world where so much attention is paid to the negative and the tragic, it’s heartening to see a story like this – one that reminds us of the goodness and compassion that still exist in the world.