Heroism comes in so many forms, recently it was in the form on a school bus driver.
Simone Edmond has been driving school buses for 20 years in for Dallas Independent School District. Nothing could prepare her for the day that she just had. Rising flood waters caused a lot of traffic and safety issues all across the metro. Simone had just finished his route when she came upon a Father and his two kids stranded in high flood waters and needing help. She sprang into action and saved their lives.
It wasn't a usual route back to the bus yard for her. "I've driven in snow, rain, sleet, but never a flood a like this," Edmond told NBC. Her and her monitor started filming the rescue as it went down and it is nothing short of amazing.
AS she came upon the kids trapped in the rushing water, she saw the Father jump in to save them and clinging to a tree with them. "Saw these kids in the middle of the street and the water just whooshes them away," Edmond told NBC. "The mom says please help, please help, he's losing his grip. So, I pulled the bus up. They asked me to move the bus up to stop the flow of the water."
That's when Tekendria Valentine grabbed the fastest thing she could find, some seatbelts, and tossed them out to help pull the Father and kids to safety. A human chain formed to help and everyone was rescued.
The two school bus helpers said they were just glad they were there in that moment to save a life.
How epically heroic and self-less. They were all in danger in those flood waters but it was a calling to bring those babies to safety. God bless our school bus drivers. They keep our kids safe daily with little recognition! Love this good news!