I’m not going to say if this was on a Tank bus in Northern Kentucky or on a Metro bus in Cincinnati. While the bus driver I’m about to write about was being a nice guy, some will actually report his good deed as doing the wrong thing.
This happened last week. I was on a bus going somewhere. At a bus stop near my stop to get off, an older lady got on.
She was a bit heavy and was carrying three shopping bags that looked old. Her clothes were worn looking as well as her shoes. Walking with a cane, the bus driver lowered the steps.
After she got on the bus, she started counting out pennies to put into the fare box. In fact, she started counting the pennies out loud. “One . . . two . . . three. . .”
“Are you paying your bus fare with pennies?” the bus driver asked the woman.
“It’s all the money I got,” the woman replied.
“I’ll tell you what,” the driver said. “Why don’t you get on the bus and pay me the next time you have some extra money.” He then smiled at the woman.
The woman took her seat in the front. Also in the front. I pulled the chain to get off.
Waiting for the bus to stop, I stood next to the bus driver. I softy asked him a question.
“That woman a regular passenger?”
“Never saw her before in my life,” the bus driver said. “She should keep her money.”
I got off the bus knowing I would write about this. Acts of kindness should always be reported.
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