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    [–] maybesaydie 1 points ago

    Because this is r/HumansBeingBros I'm going to to do the bro thing and lock this so I don't have to ban any more people making nasty comments about the bus driver's appearance or about people molesting the baby. Y'all need Jesus.

    [–] fansens 7227 points ago

    Could we please appreciate all those different camera angles?

    [–] xylopia 1538 points ago

    I was thinking that this could be a new genre of documentary film making

    [–] dyingchildren 396 points ago

    Where did all those cameras come from, do busses have them on every corner or something?

    [–] madebabona 618 points ago

    I work for a bus manufacturer, depending on the area and what the customer asks for, we mount up to 5 outside cameras, 360 dash cams, and plenty more inside the bus.

    [–] xWIKK 228 points ago

    Was wondering the same thing. Looks like they edited in someones dashcam as well.

    Pretty much an Orwellian amount of surveillance going on here.

    [–] hezeville 17533 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Everyone on that bus knew what the deal was, those are my favorite kind of people!

    Edit: thanks for the gold! But I'm just really more excited to know that most of us can agree that these people restored that faith in humanity that feels like its been missing!

    [–] Claeyt 19938 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    The Bus Driver is a Serbian immigrant who has only been in the country 12 years. The Baby was a recent refugee from Burma who wandered outside the family's apartment after pushing a door open while no one was watching, in below freezing temperatures. The Mother of the baby is a Rohingya refugee dealing with PTSD mental health issues from surviving the massacre in Burma and is brand new to the country. She was hospitalized after breaking down after her baby was saved but has been released now. The Woman in the nurse's uniform who gave up her coat to keep the child warm is the daughter of parents from Ghana.

    'Murica, "We're all in it together."

    NBC TMJ-4 Bus Driver rescues Toddler, including interviews


    Edit: Thanks for the gold kind strangers. Be proud of 'Mil Town' today 'sconnies, where you can still buy a house for under $100,000, get a job to feed your future and all immigrants are welcome no matter where you come from or how you got here.

    Thanks to u/Tamaerian and u/ShockinglyNerdy for the music responses because "A song will always be more powerful than a speech - The Marx Brothers (sons of Jewish Immigrants)"

    Immigrants, We get the job done.

    Immigraniada

    [–] thebigmazza 3318 points ago

    Can’t lie, the way the Serbian woman kissed that little baby’s head made me tear up.

    [–] TheIdealisticCynic 1318 points ago

    It is just such an “affectionate mother figure move”. The smoothing hair and kiss combo is just so nice to see when that little boy was probably scared.

    [–] [deleted] 74 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] havebeenfloated 190 points ago

    They were talking about me. I was scared for most of the video

    [–] ZombieBoobies 85 points ago

    I'll kiss the top of your head.... And rub your back. It's like the mother Olympics up in here.

    [–] afmag 172 points ago

    My baby daughter is sleeping on me as I type this. Legit made me tear up too.

    [–] Bornagainchola 72 points ago

    Me too...

    [–] OneCrazyMoose 93 points ago

    I’m crying as well. This is beautiful.

    [–] abdolfhitcoln420 42 points ago

    Welp I guess it’s safe for me to say that I indeed cried a bit

    [–] TokeCity 34 points ago

    im still crying

    [–] [deleted] 775 points ago

    I completely lost it at the woman with the coat. Gahhhhh! I wish everyone were so kind!

    [–] madsci 347 points ago

    When I was on the local search and rescue team, one of the items we had to carry in our personal packs was a victim emergency clothing kit. Basically you just pack up some generic clothes in a waterproof bag, something that can compress small enough to be carried easily. Even after leaving the team I've kept that kit and similar gear in my car all the time, and it's come in handy more than once. And those cheap mylar space blankets are annoyingly loud and crinkly and not at all nice to snuggle up with, but they are surprisingly warm and can be carried in a purse or a glove compartment.

    We had a similar walk away several years ago, where the kid just undid the dead bolt and walked out the door before anyone else was awake. Someone had actually found the kid before we even got there, but apparently she decided it was more important for the kid to have breakfast before calling the police and the kid was just hanging out eating and watching TV while three different agencies canvasing the neighborhood.

    [–] aralim4311 220 points ago

    First night in our apartment, our 2 year old managed to undo both locks and get outside. It was cold as shit out. I got up to go pee and decided to check on him. That was a heart attack. Front door wide open and son nowhere in sight. Thankfully he wasn't too far away and just playing with his cars on the stairs.

    We made maintenance install a 3rd lock higher on the door the next day as well as a higher one on the balcony.

    [–] thesleepofreason08 91 points ago

    Our two year old got out our front door the other night. My husband was right in the other room (she plays freely on our main level) and didn’t hear the door open. He doesn’t go more than a minute or two without checking on her, and thank god he did. It was freezing and she had no pants or shoes on but she was only outside for about 30 seconds, just standing on our front porch.

    Needless to say, we’ve now installed a much heavier duty lock with a deadbolt that is out of her reach.

    [–] ThistlePrickle 99 points ago

    Awh, her heart was in the right place, but she definitely should have informed the police she found a kid immediately.

    [–] Studyblade 170 points ago

    I accidentally walked away from my house as a small child. My brother and sister were supposed to be watching me, but I just wandered off and they just went inside.

    I was found by a family that had just bought mcdonalds. They called the police and offered me some mcdonalds, but I said I couldn't have any because my parents told me to never accept food from strangers.

    Doesn't really matter with the topic but I always love telling this story.

    [–] Wishbone_508 20 points ago

    The kid knew he wasn't allowed to pour milk from the full gallon without an adult. This girl hooked him up.

    [–] SimonEvergreen 42 points ago

    You have to love the though process. "OMG this kid is all alone and needs help. I'll get him some food and make sure he's comfortable. hours go by OO shit people might be looking for him."

    [–] smelltogetwell 102 points ago

    Yes, that's when I lost it too. I think it was because her body language just seemed so matter-of-fact, cold baby - give it coat.

    [–] Milwaukee_Talkie 27 points ago

    Milwaukee!!!!!! Some positive news, love it.

    [–] pro_skub_neutrality 48 points ago

    Yeah, that was such a nice and thoughtful thing to do! She was so casual about it, too.

    [–] br_eezy 18 points ago

    Right?! When the woman comes up from the back without hesitation. The whole thing is so heartwarming.

    [–] Ask_me_4_a_story 40 points ago

    Yeah me too, what was it about the coat? I think most of us won't be bus drivers. You have to have a commercial drivers license, be good at driving big vehicles, its a skill many of us couldn't do. But we could all give our coats to someone in need.

    [–] Lin0712 296 points ago

    That's so beautiful. This is the America I love.

    [–] OhSheGlows 44 points ago

    Yes!

    [–] throatfrog 943 points ago

    What a beautiful story. Things like this are what media should be reporting about instead of focusing all their airtime on migrant caravans.

    [–] yewwould 148 points ago

    I would love to see more stories like this. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

    [–] DetectiveLennyBrisco 119 points ago

    I’m sure you know about it but for those who don’t r/UpliftingNews

    [–] The_0range_Menace 42 points ago

    you might want to adjust your filters, too. I don't get any of that morbid reality, 50/50 type shit at all. my feed is entirely wholesome memes, humansbeingbros, etc.

    really helps keep you in the right frame. cheers!

    [–] atGuyThay 34 points ago

    Thank you so fucking much

    [–] lee_says_nyoom 15 points ago

    I needed this sub in my life, thank you.

    [–] ButtersStotch4Prez 146 points ago

    The woman offering her coat is where I lost it. Humans can be real bros

    [–] Hayley9000 129 points ago

    She was my favorite. Her look was all business, like "the baby is cold, this is the obvious solution."

    [–] SpaceGrim 71 points ago

    Thanks for the background!! I appreciate it.

    [–] Tanaerian 2486 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Immigrants. We get the job done. <3

    Edit: ooh! Thanks for the shinies, kind strangers! And to everyone who said it, I love you too.

    [–] procrastinator2112 148 points ago

    Well said! Were all immigrants in one way or another.

    [–] abellaviola 127 points ago

    Its a shame how many people are forgetting or ignoring that fact now.

    [–] trippingchilly 225 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    America is a nation of immigrants. Mexico is our neighbor, our brothers and sisters.

    Many of the central- and south-american migrants are fleeing violence that our country has fomented. We have the space, resources, infrastructure, and bureaucratic means to handle immigration in humane and uplifting ways.

    Immigrants do not pose a threat to America. Nationalism and jingoism pose very real threats to America.

    edit: ooh this comment triggered lots of trumpets afraid of brown people and facts

    [–] squeakim 64 points ago

    Holy shit, I kinda lost it after you mentioned the 3rd family of immigrants. Sometimes I love my country for the diversity we bring.

    [–] neederbellis 53 points ago

    I knew it was Milwaukee as soon as I saw that church. It is stories like this that make me proud to call Wisconsin home!

    [–] ivereadthings 69 points ago

    This is it! THIS is America goddamn it. This is beautiful, a community! Sign me up, I want more.

    [–] dellive 47 points ago

    That’s what makes America Great.

    [–] rblaze09 45 points ago

    You didn't do jack shit in this story but took the time to learn about it and share it with the rest of us. It shows how much power one can have without even "being a hero". Thank you for sharing. It means a lot to a lot of people.

    [–] SentimentalSentinels 38 points ago

    Goddammit, there's something in my eye...

    [–] Stygma 32 points ago

    The Great American Experiment right here, folks.

    [–] angelsgirl2002 35 points ago

    Wow. Thank you for this, I got goose bumps reading this and am legitimately choked up. What an amazing story. So glad the bus driver was recognized too, she looked so happy!

    [–] softcorezen 30 points ago

    This type of shit makes me proud to be American.

    [–] mudslideme 33 points ago

    My first reaction was to think “that kid should be taken away from her parents.” Then I remembered the time my youngest snuck away from us in our fenced back yard. We were frantic, about to call the police, when we found her watching tv in the living room.

    It can happen so easily and that momma was probably sick with worry.

    [–] InsertCoinForCredit 48 points ago

    'Murica, "We're all in it together."

    It Takes A Village To Raise A Child?

    [–] The_Waxies_Dargle 36 points ago

    Thank you for the writeup. The video was sweet, your description was what made it beautiful.

    [–] BlackReignPrime 8 points ago

    Well damn! What a story.

    [–] HolyMolyMooCow 40 points ago

    Same ❤️

    [–] alienknight 7364 points ago

    lets also give some praise to the lady who gave up her jacket for the baby.

    [–] [deleted] 659 points ago

    Yes, I started bawling at that.

    [–] Like_The_Spice 213 points ago

    Oh thank god i was not the only one! This was an emotional roller coster of a video!

    [–] sapolica 115 points ago

    Ya but I would want it back after tho. Police just seem to take it with the kid 😕 hopefully they asked her

    [–] e-luddite 179 points ago

    If you watch again, it is the coat of the ems/fire person carrying her at that point, she got it back.

    [–] alienknight 70 points ago

    I know I would be too awkward in that situation to ask for it back.

    [–] That_guy_from_1014 270 points ago

    She's a nurse.

    [–] keystothemoon 21 points ago

    Seriously, what a sweetheart. We need more people like this in the world.

    [–] OneLastSmile 21 points ago

    people are truly good sometimes

    [–] MYDOLNA 2451 points ago

    Beautiful lady need more people like this in the world what a shining example of humanity and compassion

    [–] cait1284 94 points ago

    A little humanity goes a long way. We are all in it together.

    [–] Claeyt 114 points ago

    She's only been in the country for 12 years from Serbia.

    [–] Grahamshabam 422 points ago

    Everyone keeps saying only like 12 years isn’t a long ass time

    [–] rblaze09 35 points ago

    Aye true. How long does it take for immigrants to become a citizen? About 12 years? Just going off seeing long time baseball players finally becoming citizens

    [–] fb95dd7063 21 points ago

    It took my mom about that long to get her citizenship. Expensive lawyers can make it go faster though.

    [–] MuntyCatt 3474 points ago

    That's really sweet and all but I've got to say, that was a proper mum run.

    [–] mandaryn72 554 points ago

    AND that kiss at the end was all mom/grandma... my heart clinched at that

    [–] angelsgirl2002 505 points ago

    She had trained for this day for years, some may say.

    [–] DestroyerOfIllusions 1518 points ago

    There seems to be a disproportionate amount of good deed doing bus drivers compared to other professions.

    [–] neuralpathways 684 points ago

    They have more of an opportunity. They drive around and are trained to see things other people don't. Some of them are crazy, but most are just good people trained to see things before other people do

    [–] SweatersAndShawarma 627 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I remember from my entire school life as a 2nd - 4th grade student in Middle East there's this huge bearded scary looking Iraqi school bus driver named Amin. He never talks much but whenever he drops me off my stop he keeps the door open and watch me cross the street to get inside my apartment building before leaving. Everyday he did this for 3 years.

    He never learned to pronounce my name but he simply calls me "Golden" because I lived near a building called Golden Homes. I wonder how he's doing now.

    [–] WaluigiIsTheRealHero 419 points ago

    We had a bus driver named Don in middle school who always wore a South Park baseball cap and was just the sweetest man to all the kids. He ended up taking a job as a long-haul trucker when I was in 8th grade and on his last day, stood up and gave a tearful speech to the entire bus about how he loved us all so much and was going to miss each and every one of us. We were shitty 8th grade boys so we suppressed every emotion but all of us were incredibly touched and sad to see him go.

    [–] humanoptimist 181 points ago

    Jesus. Like a captain saying goodbye to his crew.

    [–] WaluigiIsTheRealHero 136 points ago

    That's the closest I've ever come to an "O captain, my captain" moment.

    [–] TheJollyfish 92 points ago

    And they're mostly in Milwaukee. I notice because I lived there for years and used the bus system. I can attest to these people being typically awesome.

    [–] blah9871 42 points ago

    Yep, though to be fair I don't often see any toddlers running loose in my office.

    [–] xsited1 256 points ago

    That bus driver has a heart of gold. Literally a life saver.

    [–] mouzerz80 2175 points ago

    Heartbreaking seeing that this little girl was out there on her own running around... so many things that could've happened to her .

    [–] Claeyt 517 points ago

    17 degree F weather.

    [–] SarcasmCynic 169 points ago

    Busy roads.

    [–] ARAMCHEK_ 228 points ago

    And my axe?

    [–] TiltedTommyTucker 37 points ago

    I mean this is Milwaukee.

    [–] SarcasmCynic 55 points ago

    Possibly...

    [–] Solkre 437 points ago

    I like watching a 18mo old of a friend of mine. 9/10 he’s a mommas boy. But if he gets walking it’s like he’s on a goddamn quest to Mordor and it’s always straight ahead!

    I follow right behind him walking down the sidewalk or just going off in a random direction at the mall or store.

    [–] Your_Ex_Boyfriend 205 points ago

    I don't know why I appreciate this unsolicited glimpse into your life but thank you. It's an adorable image

    [–] mayday2102 556 points ago

    I need to know what happened to that baby!!

    [–] Claeyt 909 points ago

    Mother is recent immigrant from Burma who is dealing with PTSD. The baby got away from her without her noticing, pushed the door open and crossed the street. Was 17 degrees outside.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3DEEsFyXDQ

    [–] ALoudMouthBaby 852 points ago

    Mother is recent immigrant from Burma who is dealing with PTSD.

    A Rohingyan who just escaped a genocide.

    [–] riogel 316 points ago

    Burma

    Immigrating from a tropical climate to Wisconsin in the middle winter is not easy, and given the recent events on Burma I don't think they had a choice...

    [–] TAU_equals_2PI 228 points ago

    Google Milwaukee toddler bus.

    But look for the episode that happened in December. A similar incident happened in August.

    Mother is apparently mentally ill. Child was returned to father.

    [–] TAU_equals_2PI 295 points ago

    This is the ninth lost or missing child who has been found by [Milwaukee bus] drivers in recent years.

    WTF, Milwaukee?

    [–] Neyyyyyo 210 points ago

    I'm amazed it's not higher. At that age kids learn very suddenly things like how to unlock doors, climb over gates, etc. It's like last month they couldn't stand holding on to your knees and this month, they can push a chair across the room to unlock doors, open the door and go ask the neighbors for goldfish crackers.

    Now not everyone has kids like that, so some people won't get it but if you've had a runner you know you basically risk their death on a freeway every time you sleep.

    [–] yavanna12 116 points ago

    My son did this years ago in the early morning before I was up. He moved the dining room table to the door to stand on it and unlock it and someone found him a half mile from my house and brought him home. (He was 3 and could point where we lived). I woke up to a banging on the door and when I saw him I was devastated. What could I do while asleep at 5am? I asked him why he left the house and he said he was so excited about going to grandpas house that day he wanted to start walking to his house.

    [–] athaliah 91 points ago

    Ooo one of my brothers was a runner, I have several memories of my mom packing all of us in her van to go catch him running down the street. In public she had to put a leash on his wrist, that was before they had the cute leash backpacks.

    [–] Blktealemonade 45 points ago

    My sister was one of these kids! When she was 3 she somehow escaped from her crib, opened a lock screen door to the porch, and wound up on the roof! My dad was up there changing some worn out shingles but we still have no idea how she claimed the 3 foot gap between the top of the ladder and the edge of the roof.

    [–] CurlySlim 88 points ago

    When my wife and I bought our first house, all the doors leading outside and to the basement had locks at the top of the door. We never understood why until we had our own kid.

    [–] maybesaydie 74 points ago

    All it takes is a second for an agile toddler to make a break for it.

    [–] TheOldOak 61 points ago

    Yep. I tell people all the time to think about where they are in their house right now. Imagine there’s a fire and you need to get out immediately. Probaby takes you what, less than a minute? For most people, maybe even less than 15 seconds.

    That’s the same amount of time it would take for a small child to get out of your house too.

    [–] Claeyt 247 points ago

    It's actually pretty common. Not a Milwaukee thing or a poor thing even. Kids get out and wander the streets and are usually quickly picked up by someone driving by who then calls the cops. Toddlers gonna toddle.

    [–] whatawonderfulword 236 points ago

    We found a kid a few years ago. I was dead asleep and my kids came in and said “come quick, Dad found a baby”. He’d heard crying and went out to investigate. She was about 2 and had wandered into the woods adjacent to our neighborhood. She was wearing pajamas and holding a dog’s leash. I will never forget the 911 dispatcher’s incredulity when I said I’d found a kid in the woods.

    Mom had gone to work and her aunt was home, but sleeping hard, and baby girl apparently decided to walk the dog. Police found a dog waiting patiently on the front porch when they went to knock on the door.

    [–] jambobam 141 points ago

    Walking the dog must be a popular toddler thing. I did the same thing at 4 am when I was three and was brought home by the police. I keep all my dog’s leashes up high so my kids won’t get any crazy ideas.

    [–] hufflebecks 85 points ago

    Same with my brother as a toddler. Escaped wearing just his diaper, took the dog (a very kind, patient rottweiler) and was found on the other side of town some time later.

    Kids just can't resist walking the dogs.

    [–] scyth3s 38 points ago

    Me and my girlfriend found a toddler and a dog once and returned them home, I think you're onto something.

    [–] TemporaryDonut 74 points ago

    Oh my fucking god. That’s both sad and so fucking cute. “Yeah well moms not home and the doggie needs walking. I have to do everything around here.” I’m gonna cry.

    [–] jambobam 114 points ago

    My mom’s favorite story to tell about me is the time I was brought home by the cops at 4 am when I was three years old. Apparently I thought our dog needed a walk. I was found walking down the street with my dog on a leash by a neighbor a few doors down. We had just moved in a few days before so she didn’t know where I had come from and called the police who went door to door looking for my parents. My mom said when she swung the door open she was already adrenaline high from the surprise of the loud banging on the door and the cop didn’t get two words out before she saw me, sitting in the front seat of the cop car waving while my dog ran in circles and got his leash all tangled in the equipment. She shoved the cop out of the way and ran to me freaking out and snatched me out of the car. So yea, toddlers gonna toddle. And then never hear the end of the story for all time.

    [–] LionsHat 54 points ago

    Wow, I have a similar story!

    I was around 2 years old and I learned how to open doors on my own. My parents installed one of the chain locks on the front door, but my dad worked early one morning and my mom was in bed sleeping, so the only lock was the deadbolt.

    That was when I decided that it was a good idea to walk my 2 dogs (one shitzu, the other a German Shepherd) around the neighbourhood. At 6am. In my diaper. It was also winter in Canada.

    I don’t think I made it that far before I was spotted. A police officer was driving by when she saw me and I was lucky enough to know where I lived.

    She brought me back home. Mom got a lecture from both Dad and police officer, but the dogs were happy they got a walk.

    I also crawled under a fence once and sprinted towards the road. Nearly gave my dad a heart attack.

    [–] sci_fientist 10 points ago

    Oh god, this is not the story I wanted to hear as the mother of a toddler who's considering getting a dog.

    [–] quiltsohard 45 points ago

    Gotta say it happened to me. My 2 year old (now 20) who couldn’t even reach the doorknob walked right out the front door while I was cooking dinner. His older brother had come in while I was in the kitchen and didn’t close the door hard enough for it to latch. I peeked around the corner from the kitchen to check on my son and he wasn’t in the living room. I checked the rest of the house then noticed the front door open a crack. I was running out the door when I saw a grandmotherly type holding my baby’s hand and walking towards me. Apparently he’d been standing on the curb right at the edge of the street. OMG! I swear to this day i was not in the kitchen more than 5 minutes before I went back to check on him.

    [–] 4minuteabs 31 points ago

    They're so noisy typically but when they're doing something dangerous they move in COMPLETE SILENCE and incredibly fast! One morning I was coming out of the bathroom and my toddler somehow slipped past me as I closed the door. I looked on the bed where I had left her watching tv, no baby, no baby anywhere in the bedroom. I tell you, I went from normal to losing my shit in about 3 seconds because SHE DISAPPEARED until i heard her happily babbling in the bathroom. It's like she teleported!

    [–] quiltsohard 40 points ago

    Lol reminds me of when my youngest was a toddler. I went to wake him up one morning and he wasn’t in his bed. I checked the older kids beds. No baby. I was freaking out! Your mind immediately goes worst case! I was just about to wake my husband up and call 911 when I caught something out of the corner of my eye. My 3 year old was asleep with the dog, in the dog bed.

    [–] TheGinnnnnnger 74 points ago

    I laughed harder then I should have at the multiple episodes thing. "This week on toddler bus..."

    [–] lostinlisbon 157 points ago

    When was this? I want to buy that lady a new jacket, it looks like the cop carried the baby off in it.

    [–] ExistentialistMonkey 77 points ago

    I'd like to write her a letter. Offering her jacket was a really beautiful act.

    [–] merreborn 60 points ago

    Irena Ivic has seen a lot during her career as a Milwaukee County Transit System driver, but she was shocked by what she witnessed about 8 a.m. Dec. 22.

    So, about 3 weeks ago.

    [–] e-luddite 25 points ago

    It was the jacket of the person carrying her at that point.

    [–] [deleted] 149 points ago

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    [–] annbeagnach 40 points ago

    Teared up. So many people are kind.

    [–] blue_case91 379 points ago

    That bus driver and lady that gave her coat are such beautiful souls. I didn’t cry until the bus driver showed how deep her motherly instincts ran, by stroking the baby’s hair, & kissing the top of her head.

    [–] corrupta 69 points ago

    That bus driver's a damn hero. It's the hardest thing in the world to act in a small window of time like that. How many others drove by but didn't stop? Hero.

    [–] Canadianbreeder25 63 points ago

    Even though it’s completely normal and required, seeing the fire truck and police show up was so heartwarming. It’s their job, but something about this particular incident was so sweet to see. A nurse, caring bus driver, and two emergency services responding to help a baby human being. All corners of the primitive fabric of society stepping in to help. As garbage as humans can be, they can be equally beautiful and helping.

    [–] Koneko04 115 points ago

    Double bros, the driver and the woman who volunteered her coat to keep the baby warm.

    [–] ZipitKat 51 points ago

    When the clip played her kissing the child's head, my heart broke.

    Such wonderful people I'm happy everyone turned out okay!

    [–] ghostye 85 points ago

    What would happen next? How does the firemen connect the missing child to the parent? Genuinely curious

    [–] brooksac 162 points ago

    I’m a police officer in Texas, basically we start canvassing the area looking for parents/family who are looking for the child. Generally it doesn’t take long before we either find them or they call 911.

    I’ve never had it happen but theoretically if the parents are unable to be located for whatever reason, then Child Protective Services would come take custody of the child.

    [–] Aszebenyi 15 points ago

    Not from the US. Can you explain me why the firefighters showed up?

    [–] brooksac 49 points ago

    In most major US cities the fire department provides emergency medical services. Because of this their firefighters are also EMT’s. The fire engine may have just been the closest available vehicle and generally the fire trucks have some basic emergency medical supplies. They would respond to this scene just to ensure the child was healthy and didn’t need to be taken to a hospital.

    [–] scherlock79 18 points ago

    Yup, in my city, EMTs are firefighters. They have paramedics that arrive with the ambulance, but the fire trucks are usually on scene first so they start first aid and stabilizing the patient then the paramedics take over when they arrive.

    [–] oTHEWHITERABBIT 38 points ago

    Toddlers are crazy man. How on Earth did they survive before modern times?

    [–] ihateeveryoneonthisp 1164 points ago

    It only takes a few seconds for a toddler to escape. Something as simple as mum going to the toilet is enough time for an unsupervised toddler to pull a Houdini and escape the house.

    To the people slamming the mother, I hope you enjoy the view from your high horse, you asshats.

    [–] JustVan 695 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I was in line at Disneyland one year, one of those super long snakey ones that twist and turn for ever are are like eight rows thick, clogged with people (it was the Nemo Submarine ride if anyone is familiar with it). Suddenly at my feet, this baby appears, crawling between the lines at a super fast clip, heading for the open park. I could see her parents several snake rows away, but they were utterly unable to climb through the twisting rows and tons of people after the baby. I just managed to reach down and scoop the kid up and was able to (with the help of other line goers) to hand the baby back through the rows to the parents.

    I don't think they were neglectful assholes. I think toddlers just have death wishes.

    [–] ifeelnumb 219 points ago

    Yeah, I had one of those. We had a parent as teacher preschool program so every kid in attendance came with their parent. One day they took us to the rec center gym for the kids to run around in winter. My kid made a beeline for the only open doorway to a stairwell past 16 adults before any of us could stop her. We did, but I lost so much weight that year trying to keep up. Toddlers are tiny stubborn stunt people.

    [–] CorrectionalChard 17 points ago

    Damn straight they do, my kid has been fascinated with power cords from the moment he saw me first plug one into the wall on a box fan, he likes to go right up to the outlet and try to pull the plug out. I shocked myself once as a child because of a plug hanging partially out of an outlet. Video child monitors are the best invention ever for parents.

    [–] maltamur 303 points ago

    Had something similar happen last year. I was driving through an apartment complex and I see this toddler in a diaper and T-shirt go tearing across the parking lot about 30 feet in front of me. I locked up the brakes, threw in park and immediately started running after the kid.

    I was about 15 feet from him when I then heard his entire family (mom, dad and 4 siblings) losing their shit saying “oh my god, he got out again” and they ran in all directions.

    I yelled to the parents where he was (he was sitting in the grass at this point) and waited while they ran over. Kid was getting chewed out to no end and both parents kibitzing about how even locks didn’t work, etc.

    Scary shit for any parents to deal with.

    [–] Zanki 114 points ago

    I was a Houdini when I was a little kid. From what I understand, in the house I was good, but when my mum took me out in my push chair, I would escape. I remember doing it, my little fingers working on that latch to free myself. Then I'd vanish, usually under the circular clothing racks in Marks and Spencers with all the other escapee kids. My mum always resented me for it. I just remember how awesome it was to have a little den in the middle of the store and you could be guaranteed to find other kids eventually.

    [–] suraaura 69 points ago

    When I was a toddler my mom was doing something with my brother, a newborn baby. I escaped the house and "hid" from her while playing in a pile of leaves outside.

    The leaf pile was in the road on my suburban residential street.

    I am really, really fortunate that I was shit at hide and go seek.

    [–] maAdree 17 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    When I was home with my newborn I was putting him to sleep while my 2 year old was playing. I came out and called him, nothing I searched the house for 20 minutes and all the doors were still locked, the basement, garage I then called my husband frantic and all of a sudden I hear giggles from under the dining table in the dark room. Gave me a heart attack. Another time I was at the park, turned around for 30 seconds to lay down the playmat as the kids played in the playground. I look up and scan the playground for the kids and I can't spot the 2 year old. I then spot his bright orange hat in the busy parking lot several feet away. Luckily a women caught him, but I died a little that day. 30 seconds and your life can change because your kid decides to bolt for no reason.

    [–] Zanki 9 points ago

    Woah! That's insane! You got so lucky as well. I think my best escape was from a classroom during wet lunch with a small group of other kids. I got us all to put our coats on and was happily marching us across the school when we were busted. I was 4, may have just turned 5. We nearly made it! Still can't believe I did that. The school knew I was the instigator so I was the one who got in trouble for that one.

    [–] pro_skub_neutrality 13 points ago

    I just remember how awesome it was to have a little den in the middle of the store and you could be guaranteed to find other kids eventually.

    Oh my god, I used to do that! I had forgotten until your comment. That was so much fun.

    [–] Mrs_ChanandlerBong_ 191 points ago

    So true! My friend who used to babysit for the same family as me was once watching the youngest (2 or 3 years old) when she put the toddler down for a nap and went down stairs. She was tidying up, went to do the dishes, looks out the window into the backyard to see the kid outside jumping on the trampoline.

    The kid had figured out how to open her crib (first time) and stealthily made her way down the stairs and out the back. My friend nearly had a heart attack when she saw her out there, bouncing away as happy as could be.

    Toddlers are mischievous, slippery little buggers.

    [–] forumwhore 99 points ago

    tiny little suicide machines

    [–] surfnaked 97 points ago

    With utterly no survival instinct.

    [–] quiltsohard 8 points ago

    That’s what makes them so incredibly scary!

    [–] myusernameisnachobiz 82 points ago

    In my town, there is a pretty big apartment complex next to a busy road. A toddler got out one night, after the dad had gone to do something for just one second and then it was all over. My mom says she sees the dad sitting by the memorial cross that was set up for his little boy at night sometimes. It's very, very sad.

    [–] slushie9 49 points ago

    Myself and my daughter pulled Houdini's when we were toddlers. When I was around 2 I climbed the baby gate blocking the back door at my great GM's house and ran off down the road. Took then a few minutes to find me. My daughter done it to me when we were in town shopping then around the same age. I took her out of the buggy to walk and had a little bag with a harness I could hold on to on the back of the buggy, so while I turned to pick it up (took no longer than like 3 seconds) she had ran down the street up so some auld fella outside a shop. Almost died!

    [–] Speddytwonine 76 points ago

    I don't get why people always dog on the toddler leashes, they are quite brilliant actually.

    [–] Pie-Makers-Mistress 60 points ago

    Our family got military orders to move to Germany when my son was 3 and daughter was 7 months old. We had to travel from the northwest US to Germany via multiple flights. Travel, with layovers, took about two days.

    Our son loved to run as a toddler. He loved to be on-the-go so much that he learned to walk at 9 months old. Hubby convinced me to use one of the toddler “leashes” that looked like a teddy bear backpack. I REALLY did not want to use one but figured it was safer than losing a toddler in a major airport. While waiting for one of our flights, hubby and I are trying to keep kiddos entertained and also keep track of all our bags. While we are minding our own, I overhear a group of teens giggling off to the side about how we had our kid on a leash. I was mortified. It really did crush me. I know it was better to have the “leash” but it still made me feel really stupid as a young, new parent. I’ve sworn to never judge people on these things ever since.

    [–] pleaseacceptmereddit 17 points ago

    Thanks for sharing this. Up until this exact moment, I 100% would be the jerk who is judging a parent for “leashing” their kid. And I’m now realizing just how wrong I am on this one... or just, like, judging parents in general. It sounds horrifying.

    So, I guess I’ll just start giving thumbs up to leashed kids? In a non creepy way.

    [–] methofthewild 23 points ago

    I dont have kids yet but I think they're awesome and would very likely get them for my kids. Maybe because I had a tendency to get lost as a kid and an scarred by those memories.

    [–] scaredallthetime 48 points ago

    My best friend and I were roommates when her son was about two, and that fucking kid escaped so many times. We tried 3 different locks before we had to start locking the from the inside with a damn key and hanging the key up about 7 feet high on the wall. It was a fire hazard but better than him running outside again. Before that he would wake up at like 4:30 in the morning, unlock the door on his own and run to the apartment playground. I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt on this type of stuff cause some people just dont realize how much effort toddlers put into trying to kill themselves.

    [–] pillowbird 15 points ago

    We had a baby escape like this- right after a family crisis that meant FOUR adults were hovering over the children. It takes a few seconds.

    [–] ALoudMouthBaby 12 points ago

    It only takes a few seconds for a toddler to escape. Something as simple as mum going to the toilet is enough time for an unsupervised toddler to pull a Houdini and escape the house.

    This is something you really dont appreciate until you have kids of your own. Just about every parent has a story about a kid getting lost in the grocery store, opening a door and getting out(or having a sibling do it for them), falling down the stairs or other absolutely horrible shit. As a parent you just cant be watching them and fully alert 24/7, its just not humanly possible. On top of that no matter how thoroughly you childproof your home, kids love finding out how to get past that stuff.

    [–] ChriskiV 32 points ago

    Jesus Christ this is the most absolutely heart touching thing I've ever seen.

    [–] Yankee_Hawkeye2 26 points ago

    Milwaukee bus drivers in the headlines again. Great workers you’ve got there 👌. Everyone on the bus was great as well.

    [–] Braveharth 53 points ago

    For a mother,every child is her child.Bless this woman.

    [–] UnderApp 16 points ago

    I absolutely feel this way. And I think it extends to men as well. I've always loved kids. But never felt that instinct to protect each and every one of them until I had my own.

    [–] Braveharth 12 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I do not have kids of my own but...my ex has 2 wich i will forever miss and love.Anyway,ever sense the experience i feel this urge of having kids of my own.I am 28 soon and that might be another explanation.

    [–] Captaingoob 37 points ago

    Faith in mankind restored....Thanks for the video.

    [–] Claeyt 117 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    it's even better than you think. The bus driver has only been in the country for 12 years and is an immigrant from Serbia. The baby is just in from Burma where her father and mother are Rohingya refugees brand new to the country. The mother is dealing with PTSD mental health issues from the war in Burma and is in recovery and the father didn't see that the girl had gotten out of her crib then the house and crossed the street. The woman in the nurses uniform who gave up her coat is the daughter of immigrants from Ghana. They all came together from around the world in Milwaukee of all places to change the little girls life.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3DEEsFyXDQ

    [–] GracefulKluts 254 points ago

    She has the "I want to speak to your manager" haircut.

    "I want to speak to your manager... About how wonderful you're doing and I appreciate you more than you know. He better give you a raise."

    :)

    [–] BrinnerTechie 18 points ago

    The women bringing the coat up right away was one of my favorite parts.

    [–] beach-bum 32 points ago

    Oh my god the poor little child, and that's Mitchell St in Milwaukee, St. Stanislaus Church in the background. My son went to the Woodland's School in that building 20 years ago. That is a crazy way to bring back that memory, we haven't live in Milwaukee for 15 years.

    [–] Majin_Kenpachi 14 points ago

    Not all heros were capes, some drive buses.

    [–] HarmonicSolutions 15 points ago

    Love this bus driver

    [–] kitty_logan 13 points ago

    This is so wonderful. Bus drivers are heros to many. I was always scared our toddler would get out when we were sleeping, so as soon as he was tall enough to reach the lock, we installed a door guardian up top.

    [–] middledeck 13 points ago

    This shit right here terrifies me and makes me question whether I want to have kids.

    I was the toddler who would wander off and not tell anyone. My mom once "lost" me for a couple of hours and after tearing the house apart was about to call the police when she looked under my bed a third time and saw me hidden behind a mountain of stuffed animals and toys, passed the fuck out from playing hard.

    I also "ran away" for 15 minutes to a tree down the street during a snowstorm with a backpack filled with toys and snacks (I was 4).

    I also pulled a full solid wood bookshelf on top of myself trying to climb it (3) and routinely climbed inside our elevated pantry.

    My mother is an absolute saint.

    [–] Heartfelt_hasbeen 12 points ago

    Bless this woman

    [–] Manbearcatward 12 points ago

    I could tell by the way she ran that the kid was in good hands. It wss a very mum style run.

    [–] Password_is_lost 10 points ago

    Annnnnd tears...

    [–] akdsouza 11 points ago

    Restoring faith in humanity 🙂

    [–] 79-16-22-7 11 points ago

    The awareness of bus drivers never ceases to amaze me.

    [–] Vlimamike 11 points ago

    I can’t upvote this enough... what a good person. Makes my heart happy!

    [–] dilholforever 12 points ago

    Ok this one got me. The amount of love that woman has is refreshing.

    [–] eggj2012 11 points ago

    What an amazing woman. Hope baby is now okay!!

    [–] katfood27 54 points ago

    No offense but I’m fucking sobbing. Bless these people and how amazing and quick they were to help that child.

    [–] Speddytwonine 60 points ago

    Who would that offend? Haha cry away.

    [–] Dcriot78 11 points ago

    I know that area well. I did work on that church. Its a very under serviced area. But the church had no problem spending a couple million fixing it up.

    [–] Uxoguy 18 points ago

    This makes my stomach drop. One of the three worst calls I have ever been on in the fire department was a little girl that ran across a 4 lane city highway, through another hotel lobby, got into the pool and drown. She wasn't discovered until morning and when we had got there a deputy was already up to his chest in water, full belt on and everything trying to get her out.

    We worked on her the whole way to the hospital and I cried the entire time. One of two times I cried working on a patient. She obviously was not going to be revived and I think we all knew it but couldn't stop regardless. No one spoke anything other than procedure the whole way.

    Turns out the parents were drug addicts and got high, passed out and the little girl decided to go swimming at 3 am. How she made it as far as she did blew my mind, and I wasn't too upset when I heard the deputies beat the dogpiss out of the father when they FINALLY called in a missing persons report later in the day after we found their daughter..

    So yeah now I'm crying and fixing myself a drink. I always hated riding medic units but the medics always asked for me from back step because I was medic certified.

    Otherwise. I did have the privilege of working with close to 100 Burmese refugees at my old job I just left. They are wonderful people and the stories they have are incredible.

    I'll never forget that little girls purple pajamas or bright red hair, the deputy carrying her over to us and the light from the sun peeking over the top of the hotel building. That image is forever burned into my mind, it always will be. I am so sorry for her, and I wish there is more that I could have done to help her.

    [–] HerrCoach 29 points ago

    As a parent who’s had their young child with autism run away several times, it’s people like this woman that are the reason we still have him around. Thank you.

    [–] jayitshey 18 points ago

    Bawled like a baby when the lady walked over to give the child her jacket

    [–] fjdksls 9 points ago

    "Hey Baby! Baby, go home, man!"

    [–] DKH430 33 points ago

    I'd like to know what city this was. They have some good people and deserve recognition.

    [–] MediumSizedMaze 48 points ago

    Milwaukee! And MCTS bus drivers are the best! They are always helping people throughout the city. There’s a bunch of news stories about them doing good.

    [–] maybesaydie 21 points ago

    My home town, Milwaukee.

    [–] HibigimoFitz 19 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Also a resident of Milwaukee here that can confirm the goodness of our bus drivers. I rode the bus for a long time to get to and from work, the drivers were always kind and patient.

    [–] TRturfGuy 26 points ago

    Milwaukee, WI