The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down.
Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week, we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
Today’s Something Good is a good Samaritan being in the right place at the right time.
A Milwaukee bus driver was praised at a commendation ceremony on Thursday for saving a toddler while driving on her route, CNN reports.
Irena Ivic was driving along a highway overpass on December 22 when she spotted a toddler, dressed only in a red onsie and a diaper, running alone on the sidewalk. It was freezing cold and the child was running toward an intersection.
Ivic stopped and ran out to snatch the child from danger, as seen by the video footage shared by the transit system. She brought the child onto the bus and swaddled her in a coat offered by a passenger. Irena held the little girl, who quickly fell asleep on her lap, until first responders arrived.
The 19 month-old girl is believed to have been left outside by her mother, who was having a mental health crisis, and was reunited with her father. She was frightened and cold to the touch when Ivic scooped her up but was unharmed by her adventure.
You can watch the brief video of the child’s rescue in the tweet below.
This is one of those situations where a person simply being in the right place at the right time saved a child from harm. She and the passengers on her bus are not what I would call heroes because they merely did what any human being should do in that situation. But, since being a decent and compassionate human being is optional, Ivic and her passengers showing love and compassion for a helpless child is Something Good to hold on to in this coming week.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good!