A four-year-old girl did everything in her power to get a slushie – even if that meant sneaking out of her house at 3 a.m.
On Friday morning in Northeast Philadelphia, a man flagged down SEPTA’s 56 bus, telling the driver about a little girl he found, according to WPVI.
Surveillance video shows the girl, named Annabelle, stepping onto the bus wearing a purple coat and snow boots.
It didn’t take long for the passengers to find out why she was on the bus alone.
“All I want is a slushie, that’s all she said,” bus driver Harlan Jenifer told the news outlet.
Before Annabelle even spoke, Jenifer was shocked by what he saw.
“Got to be kidding me! At this time, at 3 o’clock in the morning,” he said. “She’s such a small little thing. It kind of just shocked me.”
Luckily, it didn’t take long for the girl to be reunited with her parents.
“My mind is wanting to go places, it’s hard not to,” her concerned father, Timothy Ridgeway, told ABC. “Thank God for the bus driver. There are no words, he saved my daughter’s life.”
After the entire ordeal, Annabelle still just wanted one thing.
“Mom, can you take me to Wawa to get me a slushie?” she asked her mother, Jaclyn Mager.
She agreed, but only under one condition.
“I will take you to Wawa to get you a slushie. But listen, promise me next time you’ll wait for me, okay?”
“Yeah,” Annabelle said.