When we trust the safety and well-being of our children with other people: babysitter or school stuff, we expect that these people will do their best to ensure our kids’ safety.
We believe that the person in charge is capable and trustworthy. After all, we have no choice but to depend on the function of a system overall. However, when this system goes wrong, we can’t even imagine how it can be dangerous for the kids involved and that’s exactly what happened with a California fifth-grader that would act as a rescuer.
Troy Luna of Crows Landing, California was experiencing an average day until he took a bus ride in the afternoon. There were 30 children on the bus from Bonita Landing Elementary School. The students ranged in age from fifth graders all the way down to kindergartners. Troy was one of the upperclassmen, reports KOVR via CNN.
Although he was only 10 years old, Troy would do something that would help everyone on the bus. The fifth-grader got a whiff of something strange. It was a strange smell that was coming from the person driving the bus. It wasn’t the usual bus driver either. Instead, it was a substitute who typically works in a nearby district. Troy was curious and concerned about the smell and was even more suspicious as the driver started to swerve and speed up on the road.
There was one point when the driver slammed on the brakes which cause some students to hit their heads on the next row of seats. Troy was positive that something wasn’t right when the driver missed a usual turn and started driving quickly on a highway. He told his classmates that he was going to call 911. Many friends tried to convince him to rethink his decision. They were afraid that they would get in trouble for making the call, Good Day Sacramento reports.
Fortunately, Troy has 8 siblings, according to Good Day Sacramento. He likely knew what it was like to care for other kids. At this moment, his instincts were kicking in and telling him to call some help. He wasn’t going to ignore his gut this time. He bravely told his friends that he didn’t care about the potential repercussions because he didn’t “feel right.”
The police eventually arrived and realized that Troy had saved every single child on the bus from a possible disaster. Watch the video below to learn why.
If you found this story of one child taking action to save others inspiring, be sure to show it to someone who would also find it interesting.