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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:06
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 20:19
Posted 29 September 2012 - 20:27
Today, as I was riding a Winnipeg Transit bus from Unicity to Downtown I did not realize that I would be a witness to something amazing.
The ride was, as usual, long and uneventful, until we reached the corner of Portage and Main. That’s when the driver pulled over. This of course surprised all of the passengers on the bus. But, what happened next still brings tears to my eyes.
The bus driver jumped off the bus to chat with a man that looked to be down on his luck; by all accounts, a homeless man. I first thought the driver was going to offer the man a ride until our driver took off his own shoes and gave them to the man on the sidewalk.
That is when I realized that the man the driver was chatting with was barefoot. The bus was dead silent. I think we were all stunned and speechless. As we proceeded to our next stop, one of the passengers got up and said to the driver, that was the most amazing thing she had ever seen; and then she asked him, why did he do that?
The bus driver answered because he couldn’t stand the thought of that poor man walking without shoes. Wow! No judgement; it was just, “Here buddy you need these more than I do.”
There wasn’t a dry eye on the bus. All the passengers were moved by this bold and selfless gesture.
Now, a homeless man will have shoes for his feet because of a bus driver’s random act of kindness.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 21:06
Posted 30 September 2012 - 00:19
Isn't it illegal to drive barefoot? Where I am it is.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 00:38
What an unbelievably dull story.
In other news somebody dropped their mobile phone and a random stranger picked it up and returned it to them.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 00:54
while awesome that the person did this, its also Canada
i believe if this happened in the US, people would sue the bus company for endangering them for leaving them on the bus unaccompanied by the driver, or for making them late to wherever
Posted 30 September 2012 - 00:55
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:03
Theoretically he was not barefoot, he had socks on!
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:07
It's nice to see the world isn't as ****ed up as the media will have you believe.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:09
It's really not. The media thrives on bad news. There is still a lot of good in the world.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:36
True. Bad news gets far more attention than good news.
Stories about rape, murder, violence, gangs, drugs, and other social ills are rating winners. Then, in the ad break, they market anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication. A cynical person might draw certain conclusions about that.