It’s typically the parents’ job to make sure their child has everything they need for the day when they send them out to wait for the school bus.
But when one amazing bus driver in Washington picked up a little boy on his bus route, he realized the boy was crying in pain because he was sent to wait outside in the frigid weather without any hat or gloves. “The student was crying when he boarded John Lunceford’s bus. Lunceford noticed how red the student’s exposed hands and ears were after he’d waited for the bus in the freezing temperatures that morning,” the Kennewick School District wrote in a post to Facebook.
“I put my gloves on him and told him it’ll be OK, it’ll be OK,” said Lunceford, a U.S. Army veteran who has been driving a school bus for the district for the past three years. After dropping the kids off at school, Lunceford couldn’t get the image of the little boy’s bright red fingers out of his head, and went straight to a nearby dollar store and bought 10 pairs of gloves and 10 hats for the children.
He returned to the school and tracked down the little boy with the school’s help and gifted him his own gloves and hat, and now keeps the rest of the gloves and hats with him for cold students on his bus route that don’t have their own. “I’m a grandfather, you know,” Lunceford said. “No one wants a kid to suffer like that… There was a little girl who said ‘I don’t have a hat,’ and I said I’ll take care of you, sweetie.”
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[Featured image: Facebook/Kennewick School District]