Bus driver spotted lost 2-year-old, and becomes his hero

July 17, 2017 11:23 am Last Updated: July 17, 2017 11:23 am


Quick thinking and taking notice of unusual occurrences can really make a difference. Milwaukee bus driver Duane Butler was simply doing his job on the early morning of this past Fourth of July, but he soon became a hero for a lost child.

At around 6:30 a.m., he noticed a child who had been all alone by himself, and so he decided to park his bus.

“Who’s baby is that?” Butler asked.

A passenger then got off the bus to ask the boy what was going on. They learned he was only 2-years-old, and had gotten lost as he started to walk away from his home.


Butler then called for help and allowed the child to sit on the bus, where he waited quietly.

Then an officer arrived and took the boy door to door, trying to reunite him with his family.

Eventually, they found the child’s mother, who was grateful for the driver taking notice of her son.

Police believe the boy had simply gotten lost while the rest of his family was sleeping in that holiday.

The whole incident was recorded by the Milwaukee County Transit System, which showcases Butler and the passenger intervening to help the lost child, and was later uploaded onto Facebook.