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Barbers Notice Little Girl Running Alone - Chase After Her for This Reason

At the Look Sharp Barbershop, Rafael Santana and Osvaldo Lugo were known for their precision haircuts, but one afternoon, they had to use their quick reflexes for a whole different kind of emergency.

Woman Sitting Alone at Station at 1 AM Refuses to Get on Bus - Driver Immediately Realizes Something Is Wrong
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Woman Sitting Alone at Station at 1 AM Refuses to Get on Bus - Driver Immediately Realizes Something Is Wrong

Being a bus driver can be a thankless job. People expect them to work at all hours of the night when driving their route can be dangerous. And they also have to deal with unruly people.Woman Refused to Get on the BusThe story revolved around Ottawa OC Transpo bus driver Dan Stoddard who was driving his regular Wednesday night shift. At around 1 a.m., Stoddard stopped the bus for a woman sitting at a bus station, but she refused to get on."She waved me off, but I hesitated to leave as it was 1 a.m. and it seemed unlikely she was just there hanging out," Stoddard told HuffPost Canada.Driver Whisked the Victim AwayStoddard kept the bus stopped as he talked to the woman to make sure she was okay. Eventually, she asked him to call the police as she had just been assaulted and had run away. In response, the quick-thinking driver asked her to get on the bus and he would handle the rest.When she was on the bus, Stoddard asked the other passengers to move to the back as he comforted her until police arrived.Thanked for a ‘Thankless Job'A photo of the driver talking to the victim at the front of the bus was posted on Facebook by passenger Brendan Fowlie, and it went viral. The story resonated with people everywhere as it showed humanity in an unexpected profession."[Bus drivers] have a pretty thankless job, and people very rarely give them the credit they deserve," Fowlie told HuffPost Canada.Fowlie went on to explain that he decided to share the story because "I thought something positive would be nice."As for Stoddard, he said he was simply doing his job, like any other public service employee is trained to do."All of these organizations deal with this type of thing on a daily basis," he said.Keep Your Eyes and Ears OpenThis bus driver could have just kept driving his route. He's on the clock and it's not his job to insist people get on the bus if they decline.But he knew something wasn't right. He followed his gut and it turned out the woman was in need of help after being assaulted.This story is a reminder not just of the value in bus drivers, but also for all of us to keep our eyes and ears open to help the victims inevitably around us. More from Goalcast:Bus Driver Suddenly Stops While on Her Usual Route – Surprised Passengers Witness the Exchange She Has With an Elderly WomanMom Finds Out Her Son Constantly Gets Into Trouble and Has Befriended the Bus Driver – So She Writes a Letter to the School BoardBus Driver Spots Two Little Kids Wandering in the Bitter Cold Without Coats – Takes Immediate Action

22-Year-Old Maintenance Worker Hears a Mothers Scream - Uses His Army Instincts to Save Her Babys Life
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22-Year-Old Maintenance Worker Hears a Mothers Scream - Uses His Army Instincts to Save Her Babys Life

*Featured image contains photo by Anna Shvets“I’ll never be able to thank Jack enough for what he did — he’s a hero."The woman who spoke these words asked that she not be identified due to the 'trauma' of the event. Chances are you'd do the same if you experienced what she did. And chances are once you meet Jack, you'll also agree that he's a hero.A Mother’s Cry for HelpPhoto by Andrea PiacquadioIt was another day of lifting and lugging for maintenance worker Jack Gale and his colleague Wayne Stevens. They were doing work in a Churchyard when all of a sudden a woman's cries for help pierced their ears.Looking in the direction of the cries, they saw a woman rush out of her home carrying a little boy. Rushing over, Gale saw that the lifeless 8-month-old had stopped breathing and was changing color. With seconds ticking away, Stevens ran to call an ambulance, leaving Gale with the frantic mother and her choking baby. Seconds turned into minutes, with no ambulance in sight.That's the exact moment when this maintenance worker put on his cape. How a Maintenance Worker Saved a Choking BabyPhoto by Gustavo FringThough only 22 years old, Gale's experience in the army kicked in. Using his emergency training, he held the boy over his knee and massaged his back in a bid to clear his airways.While Gale said that "it didn’t seem more than 30 seconds," it was actually eight long minutes before the boy miraculously coughed up mucus and started breathing. Gale said that within five minutes, the baby was laughing as if nothing happened. The boy, meanwhile, was taken to the hospital and given a clean bill of health by doctors. You can mark this maintenance job a success. Afterward, the boy's mother recounted to Standard.co.uk the frightening moments leading up to bolting outside and screaming for help. "We were at home when all of a sudden my son started struggling for breath, his eyes rolled into the back of his head and he went blue."Who knows what would have happened without Gale's quick-thinking heroics?One mother would rather not think about it.“It was very scary but Jack was so calm and did a brilliant job. I’m just so grateful they were there as I dread to think what could have happened.”A Baby Is Saved and a Hero Is Born Gale's employer, Thames Water, was also singing his praises. "Jack’s quick thinking saved this baby’s life. We’re just so pleased he was in the right place at the right time here to help. He’s a hero," said a company spokesman.Two things stand out to me in this story. First, this is either a case of Gale being at the right place at the right time or timed to be at the right place (divine intervention, anyone?)The second is the importance for us all to know basic, life-saving techniques like Gale drew on. Along with their beautiful baby, all parents should be sent home with that. Luckily in this case, a man with the right instincts and the motivation to act saved the day.More from Goalcast:Former Nurse on Her Way Home From Vacation Does THIS to Save a Man Whose Hart Stopped — While on an AirplaneYoung Boy Uses Slingshot To Save His 8-Year-Old Sister From Being Abducted From Backyard

Police Officer Pulls Over Speeding Mom and Her 10-Year-Old Son - Immediately Realizes Something Wasnt Right
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Police Officer Pulls Over Speeding Mom and Her 10-Year-Old Son - Immediately Realizes Something Wasnt Right

No one ever wants to be pulled over by the police. Stopping at the side of the road for speeding, running a red light, or some other infraction can be scary, not to mention costly if the officer decides to give you a ticket.For one mother in Rockwood, Michigan, however, getting pulled over by the police one day was absolutely terrifying for a whole other reason.A Dire SituationWhen Officer Nicholas Mitchell pulled over Rhonda McArthur for running a red light on a Monday morning, McArthur was petrified. Not because she would get a ticket or have to pay a hefty fine, but because her 10-year-old son, Nick, was in the backseat and he was in trouble.That morning, Nick had a serious asthma attack while he was getting ready for school. Unable to help her son, McArthur put him in the car and sped towards the hospital. When Mitchell pulled her over, Nick was almost out of breath.“He's telling me that he can't breathe. I'm like, 'Oh my god,' and so then I start panicking,” she recalled to Click on Detroit.“It felt like someone was holding my throat and choking me,” Nick explained to the publication. “I thought this was going to take forever.”Recognizing a Bad SituationOfficer Mitchell immediately realized something was wrong. “I could hear somebody in the car with very labored breathing; couldn't breathe at all,” he explained. So instead of asking McArthur for her registration and ID, he called for an ambulance. When one wasn’t available, he knew he had to save the child.With help from firefighters, who gave Nick an oxygen mask, Mitchell put the boy in the backseat of his cruiser.“Officer Mitchell just said, 'Let's go, get in the car,' and he drove us all the way to the hospital, lights, and sirens, as fast as he could,” McArthur recalled.They arrived at the hospital just in time, doctors later said, and Nick was saved. Now, Mitchell is being hailed as a hero.“It makes me feel good, and that's why I do this job, to help people,” he said.Putting People FirstMitchell may not see himself as a hero, but he absolutely became the McArthur family’s hero the day he pulled them over. Not because he was doing his job but because he was able to look at the situation and realize it wasn’t black and white.Yes, this mom broke the law by running that red light. But it was also a matter of life and death. By recognizing the situation and reacting quickly, Mitchell proved that sometimes, you have to have flexibility and forgo the rules in order to put people first.While we hope to never be in this kind of situation with a child’s life at stake, there are smaller ways to put that into practice with others. Not docking someone’s pay for being late, for example. Or perhaps it’s not giving them grief when they have to reschedule your appointment.The thing is, we don’t always know what someone else is going through, and they could have really great reasons for not showing up on time or having to reschedule with you. Unless you ask questions and show empathy and compassion, you’ll never know.We all deserve a little leeway in life, so why not start by giving it to others?More from Goalcast:Police Officer Pulls Struggling Father Over – Has The Best Response When He Hears His Touching StoryDistraught 79-Year-Old Is Pulled Over for Speeding – He Did Not Expect the Treatment He Received From the CopPolice Officer Passes by Struggling Homeless Woman on the Street – The Message on Her Shirt Makes Him Pull Over

Little Boys Notice Their Neighbors House Is on Fire - Rush to Rescue Toddlers Stuck Inside Despite Being Really Scared
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Little Boys Notice Their Neighbors House Is on Fire - Rush to Rescue Toddlers Stuck Inside Despite Being Really Scared

Two young heroes stepped up in a big way in Oakland, Florida when a fire roared nearby. 10-year-old Isiah Francis and 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes were minding their business when they saw smoke rising up in their neighborhood. What Two Young Boys Did When They Saw a House on FireUnsplash/ Chris KaridisThey quickly noticed that their neighbor's home was on fire, and rushed inside without a second thought. Navigating through heavy smoke and impending panic, the two heroes safely retrieved a 1-year-old and an 8-month-old from the burning house. It is not as if the two were unafraid of the situation, but they had the remarkable courage to overcome their fear -- the true mark of bravery. "I was really scared because I thought I was going to get burned," Isiah even told a local news outlet in Orlando. "I was nervous because there was so much smoke it was hard for me to see," he added. Despite feeling scared, unable to see, and risking his own wellbeing, Isiah and his friend charged into that burning house to save two toddlers. Forget their age, many in that frightening position might have frozen, or called the appropriate authorities. The quick-thinking to charge directly into the home, however, very well could have made the difference between life and death for the two young children they retrieved. How Two Boys Proved That There Is No Age Limit to Being a HeroTheir selfless act of bravery reverberated throughout the community, becoming a beacon of hope and inspiration. News of their heroism spread, captivating the hearts of people across the country. These two are certainly destined to grow into brave young men. Isiah even said he has dreams of becoming a firefighter some day, and he certainly has more experience than most 11 year olds.The cause of the blaze has not been determined, but it is believed to have started on the stove. It is unclear why the father was unable to get all four of his children out of the home, or why the fire began. However, it is certain that Isiah and Jeremiah saved the day. While, hopefully we don't have to run into a burning home any time soon, we can all draw inspiration from the bravery displayed by these two boys. True heroism doesn't lie in accolades or recognition, but in the sum of decisions like these that come to define us.Isiah and Jeremiah's selfless act will forever serve as a reminder that each of us has the capacity to be a hero in our own unique way.Heroism also isn't reserved for a certain age group, and these two showed why everyone possesses the ability to become a hero in the right circumstance. More from Goalcast:Woman Leaves Her Newborn Baby Girl in a Drop Box – The Firefighter Who Found Her Just Became Her DadHomeless Man Heroically Saves an Entire Family and Their Pets From a Blazing Residential FireMom and Her 2 Kids Are Trapped in an Apartment Fire – One Local Homeless Man Tells Them All to Drop Out of the Window

87-Year-Old Woman Fights Home Intruder - Then, She Feeds Him 'Peanut Butter and Crackers' Because He Was Hungry
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87-Year-Old Woman Fights Home Intruder - Then, She Feeds Him 'Peanut Butter and Crackers' Because He Was Hungry

In the serene town of Brunswick, Maine, the tranquility of early morning was abruptly shattered for 87-year-old Marjorie Perkins when she awoke to a chilling sight -- a male intruder standing ominously over her bed. Instead of succumbing to fear, Marjorie's courage ignited a chain of events that would leave her community in awe.What One Elderly Woman Did When an Intruder Came Into Her HousePhoto by Kindel MediaIn the dark of night, around 2 A.M., Marjorie found herself face-to-face with an unwelcome guest. But rather than cower in terror, she acted swiftly, slipping on her shoes -- a simple yet crucial step towards defending herself. The intruder soon realized he had picked the wrong house to invade.With quick thinking and fierce determination, Marjorie grabbed a nearby chair, using it as her weapon to fend off the assailant. Despite being pushed against the wall, she fearlessly struck back, refusing to become a victim. Her resolute response deterred the intruder from causing further harm.In a surprising twist, the intruder confessed that hunger had driven him to this ill-fated decision. Displaying remarkable composure, Marjorie offered him crackers and peanut butter while secretly alerting the authorities. Amidst the tension, she ensured help was on its way.It was later revealed that the intruder was a local teenager who lived nearby. His break-in sent shockwaves of disbelief and fear through the typically peaceful neighborhood. Yet, amidst the turmoil, Marjorie's bravery emerged as a beacon of hope and resilience.How One Woman Proved There’s No Age Limit to Being a HeroAs the news spread, Marjorie's neighbors were both rattled and inspired. The idea of a home invasion in their tranquil community was unsettling, but Marjorie's unwavering spirit offered solace. In the face of adversity, she chose not to be passive, urging others to stay prepared to defend themselves.The incident serves as a crucial reminder of the importance of home security and preparedness. Marjorie's quick thinking and courage saved her from further harm, proving that bravery knows no age limit. The young intruder is now facing charges and is detained at the Long Creek Youth Development Center.As we reflect on Marjorie's incredible act of bravery, let her story inspire us all to face life's challenges with strength and determination. In moments of adversity, may we find the courage to stand up and protect ourselves and those we care for. Marjorie's actions echo a resounding message -- that even in the face of fear, we can find the strength to overcome and emerge victorious.So, the next time we find ourselves facing a daunting situation, let Marjorie's bravery be a guiding light. We, too, can pick up our metaphorical chairs and defend what we hold dear. Together, as a community, we can learn from her indomitable spirit and create a world where fear is no match for our courage.More from Goalcast:Airline Refuses to Let Man Board Flight With His Newborn – Then an Elderly Woman Takes Them Both AwayMan Records Elderly Woman Accusing Him of Stealing Her Best Friend’s Car – His Response Goes ViralElderly Woman Loses Husband and Her House in the Same Day – Her Neighbor’s Response Surprises Her

Thief Tries to Steal Womans Purse in Broad Daylight - But He Didnt Expect Her 9-Year-Old Daughter to Step in and Fight Him
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Thief Tries to Steal Womans Purse in Broad Daylight - But He Didnt Expect Her 9-Year-Old Daughter to Step in and Fight Him

In a Florida town, a brave 9-year-old girl has become a true hero, leaving us all in awe of her fearless and protective spirit. Journee Nelson's act of courage unfolded outside a supermarket, where she fearlessly fought off a robber and chased him away.How a 9-Year-Old Reacted to a Thief Who Tried to Steal Her Mother’s PursePhoto by Kindel MediaIt was just an ordinary day for Journee and her mom, Danielle Mobley, as they finished their grocery shopping at Sabor Tropical Supermarket. As they headed to their car, an unexpected danger lurked nearby. Surveillance footage captured the heart-pounding moment — a man in a gray hoodie, later identified as Demetrius Jackson, 29, lunged towards Danielle, attempting to steal her purse.In the blink of an eye, Journee sprang into action. Without a second thought, she jumped out of the car and confronted the robber head-on. The courageous young girl landed punch after punch, taking the assailant by surprise. Bystanders rushed to their aid, helping them fend off the attacker.Although the thief managed to escape with Danielle's purse, Journee's quick thinking and bravery didn't go in vain. Thanks to her heroic efforts and the assistance of the police, Demetrius was apprehended just two days later and charged with robbery and battery.Journee's valiant actions did not go unnoticed. The West Palm Beach Police Foundation recognized her courage with a well-deserved medal, certificate, and Target gift card. A touching ceremony celebrated her bravery, and she was commended for her unwavering determination to protect her mom.How One Little Girl Proved That Not All Heroes Wear CapesWhile Journee's actions have inspired admiration and praise, the incident left emotional scars on both her and her mother. Despite the challenging experience, they find solace in knowing that justice has been served."I'm very proud of her. That was her initial reaction," Danielle shared, expressing the pride she felt in her daughter's bravery.Looking ahead, Journee stands at a crossroads, torn between dreams of becoming a police officer or a teacher. Whichever path she chooses, her innate protective nature and boldness will undoubtedly shine through, leaving a positive impact on those around her.Journee's story serves as a powerful reminder of the strength and courage that resides within us all, no matter our age. In moments of adversity, it's our response that defines us — the choice to stand up against injustice and protect those we love. As we cheer for this young hero, let us also reflect on the courage we can summon in our own lives, finding inspiration in Journee's unwavering spirit.In a world that can sometimes be unpredictable and challenging, may we all be moved by Journee's example, ready to face whatever comes our way with bravery and love. And just like this fearless 9-year-old, may we discover that within our hearts lies the potential to be heroes in our own unique ways.More from Goalcast:Bike-Riding Domino’s Delivery Guy Helps Cops Catch Thief — Still Manages to Deliver Pizza On TimeMom of Four Has Her Wallet Stolen by a Thief at the Grocery Store—She Confronts the Thief by Herself and Shocks Him With Her Bold Words

Delivery Man Sees a High-Speed Chase and Runs to Stop It - All Without Dropping His Pizza
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Delivery Man Sees a High-Speed Chase and Runs to Stop It - All Without Dropping His Pizza

Food delivery drivers deserve a lot more credit. Sometimes they drive out an hour while dodging the rain, hail, and other inconvenient forms of weather to deliver hot and fresh meals.But dropping off the food isn't the only heroic thing a courier can do, as evidenced by a Pennsylvania pizza delivery driver who stopped a high-speed chase from persisting.The Day a Delivery Shift Driver Stopped a CriminalPhoto by Norma MortensonTyler Morrell, the delivery driver in question who was delivering with Cocco's Pizza in Aston, used his eagle-eyed vision and sharp senses to help police put a stop to a high-speed chase.In a now-viral video, Morrell can be seen on the front porch of a customer's home, ready to deliver food.But as the customer began to open the door, he noticed a car going really fast. "A car just came up doing like 75; he beached on the side of this person's lawn and almost took out a couple of cars," Morrell told ABC11.It's safe to say this would be the moment he found himself in the middle of a police investigation.The Time the Incident Took PlaceThe Brookhaven police in Philadelphia were in the midst of chasing after a stolen Kia a little before 4 p.m.The stolen car eventually crashed, and the suspect hopped out to vacate the scene as fast as possible.And this is exactly when Morrell put his foot down, quite literally, helping the police during the process.He revealed that he started walking towards the road where he saw the chase unfold but couldn't do much with his hands because he had a pizza in his hands."So I just stuck my leg out," Morrell said.That's right.The brave man managed to stick his leg out and successfully trip the criminal, causing him to fall to the ground. This made it easier for the police to arrest him.Police praised Morrell's swift instincts. They said that because of Morrell's quick thinking they were able to make the arrest."He gave us the help we needed; by tripping him, it gave us the time to catch up with the gentleman," said Michael Vice, the Brookhaven Police Chief, in conversation with ABC11.Morrell further told the outlet that he was tired of the amount of crime happening and the area and was more than willing to assist the cops in any way.The Second Suspect in the High-Speed ChaseElsewhere, the incident caused the police to locate a second suspect in the stolen car debacle. They had been sitting in the stolen vehicle while the action went down.The identities are not mentioned, but police said the suspect in the passenger seat was 19 years old.The criminal Morrell tripped was a juvenile.After the commotion had settled, the pizza was delivered safely to the customer. And now, Morrell is being recognized as the champion he was in the situation, fighting crime AND providing delicious pizza.The two suspects have been confronted with numerous charges, such as resisting arrest and fleeing and eluding, to name a couple.More from Goalcast:25-Year-Old Pizza Delivery Driver Spots a Burning Home – Immediately Runs to Save the 5 Children Stuck InsideDeaf Domino’s Employee Delivers Pizzas on Foot After His Car Breaks Down – In Return, He Gets a “Tip” of $12,000

School Custodian Notices 8-Year-Old Boy Choking on a Bagel - Immediately Jumps in to Save His Life During Lunch
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School Custodian Notices 8-Year-Old Boy Choking on a Bagel - Immediately Jumps in to Save His Life During Lunch

Heroes are often found in the most unexpected places, and their selfless actions can change lives forever. At Mead Elementary School in Colorado, an ordinary day took a terrifying turn when 8-year-old Luc Dowen found himself choking on a bagel during lunch. In this critical moment, it was the school custodian, Jeff Fleiger, who stepped forward as an unsung hero. Through his quick thinking, training, and composure, Fleiger's intervention saved Luc's life, reminding us that heroes are often those we least expect.How One Little Boy’s Day Turned Into a Alarming SituationPhoto by Anastasia ShuraevaIn an instant, Luc Dowen's ordinary day transformed into a life-or-death situation when he began choking on a bagel. Panicked, Luc desperately sought help, tapping on the nearest adult's shoulder. That adult happened to be Jeff Fleiger, the school custodian. "All I could hear in my minds is ... 'Get an adult, get an adult,'" Luc told a local publication. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Fleiger knew he had to act swiftly.Fleiger sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver on Luc. Though he had been trained in the procedure over a decade earlier, his training came in handy. Finally, after a few attempts, success — Luc's airway cleared, allowing him to breathe freely again. Fleiger then promptly escorted Luc to the school nurse, who ensured he received further care and support.The gravity of the situation didn't fully sink in for Luc until the following day when he approached Fleiger with heartfelt gratitude, offering him a hug. In that tender moment, Luc conveyed the depth of his appreciation, understanding that Fleiger's swift response and life-saving actions had potentially saved him from a tragic fate. Fleiger, ever humble, was profoundly moved by this gesture, recognizing the impact his intervention had on Luc's life.Fleiger's heroic actions were not only a result of his training but also his ability to remain composed in a moment of crisis. Although he had learned the Heimlich maneuver years ago, he had never encountered a situation where it was necessary— until that fateful day. How One School Custodian’s Quick-Thinking Saved a LifeFleiger's quick-thinking and calm demeanor allowed him to put his training into action, ultimately saving Luc's life. His selflessness and preparedness serve as an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the importance of being ready to act in the face of emergencies, and having the bravery to do so.While this extraordinary incident at Mead Elementary School emphasizes the significance of first aid training, it also inspires the bravery to act on it. Luc's life was forever altered by Fleiger's heroic intervention, reminding us that heroes can be found in the most unassuming places, and are often made in dire circumstances.In the halls of Mead Elementary School, an unassuming custodian named Jeff Fleiger proved that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Through his preparedness, composure, and selfless actions, he saved the life of a choking student, reminding us all of the extraordinary impact we can all have. Though he had the right preparation, without his bravery to act quickly, things could have turned out quite differently. This hero's actions can inspire all of us to rise up in moments when we are needed.More from Goalcast:School Janitor Takes Boy With Autism Under His Wing – So His Mom Raises $35,000 in ResponseImmigrant Janitor Graduates From Nursing School – And Works at the Same Hospital He Used to CleanAfter a Stint in the School Cafeteria, This Ex-Janitor Now Owns and Operates His Own Restaurant

Bus Driver Yanks Boys Backpack as He Is Getting off the Bus - Now Shes Hailed as a Hero
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Bus Driver Yanks Boys Backpack as He Is Getting off the Bus - Now Shes Hailed as a Hero

As parents, it can be hard to let others take care of your children. After all, no one ever really quite loves your kids and watches out for them the exact way you would. Still, we send them to school and trust that those who are tasked with watching them follow the safety rules and regulations in place — from the teachers to the administrative staff to the bus drivers.That’s why parents across America were shocked when they heard about this woman, who yanked a kid onto her bus one afternoon.A Quick-Thinking DriverApril Wise was going about her regular school bus driving routine in Tecumseh, Ohio, one day in February. A video, which was later posted to the district’s social media page, shows Wise slowing down for a stop. She opens the door and checks the mirrors. That’s when she notices something is wrong.There is a car approaching and it isn’t slowing down. A Grade 7 student is about to step off, so Wise grabs the boy’s backpack and pulls him back hard. Suddenly in the frame, you can see an SUV barreling by, right where the boy would have been."The only thing that went through my brain was to keep him from getting off the bus," Wise, who is a first-year bus driver, told WHIO-TV.“If he would have just got off the bus a little quicker or something, everything might have been different,” Karen Lokai, Tecumseh Schools' transportation supervisor, told an NBC news outlet. “It gives you chills to hear it and see the video and see how close, you know, things happen in such a split second.”Saving a Boy’s LifeOnce the way was clear and the boy exited the vehicle, Wise reported the incident to her bosses. They reviewed the video and couldn’t believe just how close the situation was. At home, the boy told his mother how the driver had saved his life.“The mom reached out to us personally to thank us and thank our team for responding to the accident [and] to thank the bus driver,” Superintendent Paula Crew told the publication. “She’s beyond [thankful that] her son got off the bus and came in the house when he did.”She added that cars often pass the school buses, ignoring the clear “stop” sign that applies to vehicles coming from both directions. Failing to stop could not only result in a $500 fine in that area, but worse: a child could get hurt.Clark County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Loney says the boy was really lucky after this particular failure to stop. “It’s a miracle that he’s safe,” he said.A Local HeroFollowing the incident, Wise was hailed as a hero. People from the school, law enforcement, and parents gathered to say thank you in a special ceremony in which she was given an award.“This goes far beyond what I imagined to happen, so I am very emotional,” Wise told WCSC. “I don’t deserve it, but I’m glad it’s bringing awareness and stuff. Hopefully, more people will take it into consideration,” she added.“For what she did that day, we definitely appreciate it,” the boy’s father added to the publication.Drive ResponsiblyThis story so clearly demonstrates why it is important to follow traffic laws, and it also reminds us all to slow down behind the wheel — particularly in school zones and on neighborhood streets.Accidents take seconds to happen but can change a life forever. If it weren’t for Wise’s quick thinking, that boy could have been seriously injured or worse.When we’re running late or really excited to get home after a long day at work, it can be tempting to speed up, spend a few seconds less at a stop sign, or ignore a school bus’s signal. But it’s important to take a breath and slow down. Being a few minutes late won’t cost you much, if anything. And there are much worse things that can happen in life.More from Goalcast:Heroic Carnival-Goer Saves Lives After Magic Carpet Ride Spins Out Of Control