This is not the first time a Milwaukee County Transit System driver has saved a child. The baby was left outside by his mother, who may have been suffering from a mental health crisis, according to MCTS. Hopefully, it'll be the last time it's needed.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and MCTS officials honored Irena Ivic for her actions a few weeks ago, all of which were recorded on the cameras from her bus.
The child slows down for a moment then begins to run again. The child was barefoot - and wearing just a onesie and diaper.
The video later shows Ivic stopping her bus, running across the street, picking up the crying child and carrying her to the bus. There's no one else in the street.
She carried the baby to safety inside her bus.
"Oh my God. Oh my God".
"Oh my god, oh my god", she said.
Irena Ivic, the bus driver, spotted the baby on a Milwaukee street at around 8 a.m. on December 22.
"[The] baby was so scared, and cried", Ivic, a mother of two, explained during the MCTS award ceremony yesterday, published in full by ABC-affiliated news outlet WISN.
A Milwaukee bus driver went above the call of duty when she stopped to save an unlikely would-be passenger: a baby. "I used to be a teacher and I have children of my own, so I'm so happy I was able to help this sweet, innocent baby", Ivic said.
She said she was just glad she could keep him safe. Her profile says she attended a technical school and college in that city.