Irena Ivic was driving on a freeway overpass when she spotted a barefoot toddler, Milwaukee County Transit System spokesman Matt Sliker said. She quickly pulled over, and rushed into oncoming traffic to scoop up the child.
The video later shows Ivic stopping her bus, running across the street, picking up the crying child and carrying him to the bus.
Milwaukee County bus driver Irena Ivic told WLS that she spotted the little girl, who is less than 1-year-old, running along the side of the overpass in only a onesie and a diaper just before 8 a.m. on December 22.
"I'm shaking", the driver said.
As Ivic called for help, a passenger gave up her coat the child, who was cold to the touch in the freezing temperatures.More news: Antetokounmpo scores 27 to lead Bucks over Rockets 116-109
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Ivic says that if faced with another lost child, she'd do it all over again. The video shows her lightly kiss him on his head, letting him know everything was OK.
Firefighters, police officers and transit security officers arrived at the scene soon thereafter.
According to the video shared online, the baby girl is eventually united with her father.
The child went missing after officials believe her mother had a mental health crisis, the transit system statement said. Thanks to her quick thinking and warm heart, he was kept out of harm's way.