From the good news department comes this video, from October, that was posted on Facebook by the Milwaukee County Transit System this weekend.
Here's how MCTS previewed the post: "MCTS Driver Jeannie Mitchell’s alert reaction and maternal instincts helped save two Milwaukee children from a very scary situation."
Mitchell was driving her usual Route 35 trip on Wednesday, Oct. 12 when she noticed two young children walking alone down the sidewalk on Hopkins Street north of Hampton Avenue. She stopped the bus, opened the door and asked the children if they were lost.
More than 7,500 people have "liked" this video via Facebook, and it's deserving of even more praise. So, watch it, share it and embrace the simple truth that we are called to help one another.
According to MCTS, Mitchell says she knows all too well how scary it can be to have a child missing. Nearly 15 years ago, her then 5-year-old son left a relative’s house and was missing for nearly 12 hours until a stranger helped bring him home. She says she is happy she was able to help another mom avoid going through that same thing.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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