Bus driver rescues barefoot baby walking alone on footpath


An unlikely hero has rescued a barefoot baby walking alone on a footpath in the freezing cold.

Bus driver Irena Ivic had started her morning just like any other when she was shocked to see the baby boy on the side of the road in Milwaukee in the US state of Wisconsin in December.

She suddenly stopped the bus and dodged traffic to rescue the baby. She scooped the baby up in her arms and ran back to the bus.

“Oh my god, oh my god,” she said.

“I’m shaking.”

The barefoot baby was walking alone on the footpath. Source: Milwaukee County Transit System/Facebook

A Facebook post by Milwaukee County Transit System said the temperature was below freezing and all the child was wearing was a nappy and a onesie.

Passengers watched as Ms Ivic bought the baby back to the bus. One even offered her coat to keep the baby warm.

The child fell asleep in Ms Ivic’s arms as she waited for emergency services to arrive.

Irena Ivic dodged traffic to rescue the baby. Source: Milwaukee County Transit System/Facebook

According to Milwaukee County Transit System, police said the baby’s mother left him outside and he was reunited with his father.

Ms Ivic said she was grateful she was in the right place at the right time to keep the baby safe.

The bus driver was honoured at a commendation ceremony on Thursday.