Wisconsin bus driver rescues underdressed kids, 2 and 6, she spotted wandering outside in extreme cold

by Jordyn Pair · Nov 14th, 2019 11:13 am
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Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 3:22 pm

A Wisconsin bus driver rescued two children she spotted wandering outside extremely underdressed for the bitterly cold conditions, warming them up on her bus and helping find their family.

Nicole Chamberlain, a bus driver for Waukesha Metro Transit west of Milwaukee, was driving her route on Monday morning when she saw a boy wearing a T-shirt and pants and girl wearing just a T-shirt and diaper.

“No one had a coat on,” Chamberlain told FOX6 on Tuesday. “It was snowing, and it was windy, and these were tiny little kids.”

The children, ages 6 and 2, had wandered away. Wind chills in the area were as low as 3 degrees Fahrenheit.

Surveillance video from inside the bus shows Chamberlain using her coat to warm the children. Chamberlain originally called police, but the family of the children arrived after seeing the commotion by the bus.

“I’m just thrilled I was in the right place and right time, but even more thrilled the situation turned out to be even better than what you hear sometimes,” Chamberlain told FOX6. “They went back, they were with a happy family. They were safe. That was most important to me.”

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