Bus Driver Braids 11Yr Old Girl’s Hair After Her Mom Tragically Passed Away.
Bus drivers, both school and transit, get their passengers where they need to be. It’s usually a pretty thankless job, but it shouldn’t be, and here are 10 stories of passengers who were very thankful for their bus driver.
1. Sadly, 11-year-old Isabella lost her mom a while back from a rare illness. It was really tough on the young girl. Her dad did the best he could, but he couldn’t do everything, like helping his daughter with her hair.
One day, Isabella noticed that her bus driver, Tracy Dean, helped one of her classmates with her braids. So Isabella asked if she could help with hers. Tracy knew about Isabella losing her mom, so, of course, she would help her.
And she’s helped Isabella with her hair every morning before school.
2. In Duncan, South Carolina, school bus driver Teresa Stroble was going along her regular route one morning hauling 56 students when all of a sudden, the students started yelling that there was smoke inside the bus. Then, just as suddenly, there were flames.
Instead of going into panic mode, Teresa pulled off to the side of the road and calmly… but quickly… evacuated all the students from her bus and led them to a safe location.
A minute later, the bus was engulfed in flames. Teresa did exactly what any parent would hope she would do with their children.
3. Tom Mitchell of Clarksville, Tennessee, was just a fill-in school bus driver, covering for the regular driver when he couldn’t make his run.
Some of the student passengers on the bus were special needs children, and one of them was a little girl in a wheelchair, who had trouble getting out of her house and on the bus.
So Tom decided to do something about that. He and a few friends built the young girl a new ramp so she could easily move from her front door to the bus.
The young girl and her mother were thrilled that Tom would be kind enough to do that for them.
4. It was a really chilly January night in Milwaukee, and transit system bus driver Denise Wilson, working the late shift, was preparing to take a break around midnight. Then, she spotted a little boy who was walking the streets by himself in only a T-shirt, shorts and socks.
She quickly stopped her bus. A stranger at a gas station nearby gave him an oversized shirt to wear, and Denise brought him aboard her bus to sit and warm up.
While waiting on police to come and get the 5-year-old, Denise put her sweater over him to help him stay warm. Police said the boy, who had wandered away from his home, was soon reunited with his parents.
5. In Leeds, England, a young girl standing on the wrong side of the road missed her bus and was clearly upset about it and possibly being late on her first day of school.
A city bus driver going by could see her and stopped his bus to check on her. He then called a taxi to pick her up and take her to school. That driver paid for the taxi.
One of the bus’ passengers posted about her driver’s kindness to the little girl.
This bus driver on the number 16 this morning deserves a huge pat on the back… a young girl waiting for the bus at the…Posted by Lynsey Jayes on Monday, 4 September 2017
6. John Lohan had been driving a transit bus in Boston for quite some time. One day, he asked all the passengers he was carrying if any of them were in a hurry to make it to the next stop.
When no one spoke up, he pulled over at child’s lemonade stand and treated all of his passengers to a cup of lemonade.
The passengers were happy… and the Kid was thrilled.
7. Scott had been driving 19-year-old Ty to school in Rochester, New York, since the teen was in grade school, and their friendship blossomed over all those years. They bonded, and much of the time, didn’t even have to say a word. They knew each other, whether there were words or not.
Ty had Down Syndrome, and for Scott, Ty was just like his own kid, even though Scott never had any children. But Scott retired in 2016, and that was tough for Ty. But Ty’s mom and dad wrote Scott a letter and gave it to him at his retirement party.
The very emotional letter thanked Scott for always watching out for Ty and treating him just like he was his own.
8. A transit bus driver in Sweden suddenly stopped his bus with passengers inside and walked out to talk to a young girl, who was very upset.
It was later learned that Andre Grandin stopped his bus to help and reassure the 10-year-old girl, named Emilia, who had just been treated badly by some bullies.
A photo of the two was taken and posted by one of the passengers, and it was retweeted almost 5,000 times.
9. John Lunceford drives a school bus in Kennewick, Washington. One day he picked up a student in the bitter cold who was crying while waiting for the bus. The little boy had no gloves for his hands or anything to cover his ears… and he was hurting from that. So John put his own gloves on the boy and told him it would be OK.
When John dropped all the kids off at school, he went to the dollar store and bought 10 pairs of gloves and 10 stocking hats to give to the children on his bus who needed them.
10. 51-year-old Laura Zborowski was a longtime school bus driver in Akron, Ohio, and she felt it was always her duty… and honor… to help as much as she could to keep young children safe.
Back in October of 2016, Laura was doing a routine bus evacuation drill with her young passengers at Middlebury Academy in Akron. She supervised them evacuating from the front first and then the rear emergency exit.
As the last student, a 10-year-old girl, was exiting the rear of the bus, the bus started rolling backwards. Laura quickly grabbed the girl and moved her out of the way. But, in doing so, the bus ran over Laura… and killed her. The school and community were stunned.
The bus company employing Laura issued a statement that, in part, read: “The tragic loss of our team member Laura Zborowski has deeply saddened everyone. She put the safety of the students entrusted in her care above all else and will be sincerely missed by all.”
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