Kindness on the Bus

Taking the bus recently, I’ve noticed a very positive bus culture. Passengers thank the driver as they leave, while drivers greet passengers and wait until they’re seated before starting to move the bus.

Recently a young mother got on, with a small baby in a pram. She parked the pram in the wheelchair/pram section of the bus and then attempted to pull down one of the bench seats for herself. Unfortunately, neither of the seats would budge. While the driver waited, an elderly Maori man and a young Asian man both jumped up to help. After a struggle, one of the seats was finally lowered and everyone breathed a sigh of relief. A beautiful example of human nature in action. In a positive social environment, strangers notice each other’s struggles and go out of their way to help one another.


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