A Washington school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after he went above and beyond and bought hats and gloves for kids who were in need.
CBS News reports that bus driver John Lunceford was driving his usual school bus route when he noticed that one little boy waiting for the bus was shivering and had no hat or gloves. The boy was in tears.
“I put my gloves on him and told him it’ll be okay, it’ll be okay,” says Lunceford, according to a statement released by the Kennewick School District.
“I’m a grandfather, you know,” Lunceford added. “No one wants a kid to suffer like that.”
But after dropping the kids off at school, Lunceford said he couldn’t get the image of the freezing young boy out of his head. So he went to the Dollar store and bought 10 pairs of gloves and ten winter hats.
He then went to the school and tracked down the little boy and gave him one of the hats and a pair of gloves.
“He told all the students in the school’s library that if they were on his route and didn’t have hats or gloves, he’d take care of them,” the school district said.
The school district also shared the story of this act of kindness on their Facebook page, and parents of students and other Facebook users commended Lunceford for his thoughtfulness.
“Thank you for going the extra distance for these children,” one Facebook user wrote. “You’re an inspiration.”
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Publication date: December 19, 2016
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.