Hero Mom Saves 20 Kids from Burning Bus and Ellen Has a Surprise NO ONE Saw Coming
Maryland bus driver Renita Smith was working her evening route, dropping off her last batch of students for the day and everything was totally normal until Renita noticed her brake light began flashing.
Before she knew it, the students said they smelled smoke in the back of the bus. By the time Renita picked up the phone to call the transportation center, the bus had caught fire.
Using her quick-thinking and maternal skills, Renita led the kids — who ranged in age from four to 10 — into a single-file line. Then, she safely got the students off the bus as it burst into flames in a residential neighborhood.
Renita, a single mother of two, didn’t stop there. She could have assumed all the students made it off the bus and left it at that. But instead, Renita ran back into the burning vehicle and risked her own life to make sure there were no kids unaccounted for.
All 20 students were safe.