A toddler was completely lost and in dire danger with only her stroller and stuffed animal to keep her company. Luckily for this vulnerable little girl, a bus driver was determined to rescue her!
Kelvin White has been lauded as a hero after he managed to save a toddler's life when the little girl nearly made her way into a busy street. Due to his honorable actions, this 2-to-3-year-old survived the ordeal.
On July 17, 2021, the Virginia-based bus driver came to a halt while on route when he saw the toddler in the middle of oncoming traffic. Instead of doing nothing, he chose to get out of the bus and assist the little girl.
Bus driver Kelvin White driving a bus [left] and oncoming traffic [right]. | Source: twitter.com/WTKR3 pxhere
Telling the story himself, White stated that the young girl was walking in the opposing direction of the traffic, and so he used his vest to move traffic away from her. The bus driver expressed his amazement at this first-time encounter, stating:
"That's the first time I had a child that I've had to pull out of the street."
The driver said that she was walking with a stuffed animal and a stroller. He and another man went on a mission to find the parents, and the police eventually intervened, reconnecting the girl with her mother.
A sad little girl from the back holding her teddy bear. | Source: Shutterstock
The public has shown a substantial positive response to this Good Samaritan's selfless actions. One individual commended him on breaking the status quo; instead of recording the incident to share online, he actually did something to help.
Most of the comments couldn't get enough of her vibrancy.
The public weren't the only impressed individuals. Alex Brink, this busman's supervisor and HRT operations manager, revealed that HRT would be gifting their humanitarian worker with a White pair of Beats headphones.
A bus. | Source: Shutterstock
Bus drivers appear to have the biggest hearts, with another one, Irena Ivic, from Milwaukee rescuing a mere 19-month-old toddler wandering barefoot through the streets in 2019.
Ivic ran out of the bus and quickly picked up the little girl as they walked into an intersection, taking her to the bus. The toddler was freezing, with one passenger covering her with her coat.
It is believed that the 19-month-old went missing following a mental-health crisis endured by her mother. Luckily, the little one was reunited with her father in the end.
Irena Ivic driving a bus. | Source: youtube.com/CBS News
Both these kids were under 5 years old, and there are many safety requirements for this age group when it comes to the road. One is always to have an open dialogue with them about the road and its dangers.
One of the best ways to do this is while in action. For example, when parents are about to cross a road, they should hold their hand and explain its importance and how they choose to cross, such as looking both ways safely.
As is the consensus, many children mimic the actions of the adults close to them. This is why their parents or guardians need to wear their seatbelts, cross roads safely, and generally act wisely while in contact with traffic or streets.
A mother crossing the road with her children. | Source: Shutterstock
One doesn't need to be saving toddlers off the streets to make a difference in the world. Sometimes just a good attitude coupled with a small piece of helpful advice can go a long way.
Amazon delivery woman Kelsey embodied this energy. Approaching a new homeowner's house while singing and exuding positively bright energy, she warned her that having no house number could be dangerous if the paramedics were needed.
The 28-year-old was caught on the doorbell camera and shared on TikTok, where most of the comments couldn't get enough of her vibrancy. After all, those who do good in the world tend to have a special spiritedness about them.
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