Bus Driver Moves The Internet With His Compassion Towards Elderly Woman

Image: Clara O' Brien

Image: Clara O’ Brien


Hi! I want to commend one of your bus drivers who was driving the 205 service from CIT to Kent Station at 15:40. As an elderly lady was getting off the bus she almost tripped. Once she was off, the driver noticed that her lace was undone and he stalled the bus to tell her. When she said that she knew, he realised that she wasn’t steady enough on her feet to bend down and tie it herself, so he got off the bus and tied it for her. He was so kind to her and went out of his way to look after a customer. I haven’t seen someone do something so kind in as long as I can remember and the lady was so appreciative she blew a kiss as the bus was pulling away. Your driver made my day

The actions of this bus driver will once more give you hope for our humankind!

When an elderly woman got off his bus in Cork, Ireland, bus driver William Harris had seen that she almost tripped on her way out of the bus.

Her shoes became untied, and the woman’s aching body wouldn’t let her bend down and tie them herself. That’s when Harris jumped into action, and exited the vehicle right after the elderly woman. Once off the bus, he got down and tied her shoes nice and tight so that they wouldn’t become undone again.

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The act of kindness was caught on camera by bystander Clara O’Brien, which she shared on Facebook moments later. It was an instant hit! People started sharing the bus driver’s act of kindness.

“He was so kind to her and went out of his way to look after a customer,” O’Brien wrote. “I haven’t seen someone do something so kind in as long as I can remember.”

The woman was so touched, she blew a kiss as the bus pulled away.

Harris is actually shocked by the support that he has received:

“There’s people who have done a lot better things than I had done yesterday that never get noticed,” he said on RedFM. Later adding, “it’s just a small simple thing, it’s amazing to me how it caught on.”