Thursday 26 May 2016

'I haven't seen someone do something so kind in as long as I can remember' - Bus driver's act of kindness towards elderly woman praised online

Published 21/01/2016 | 11:19

A Bus Éireann driver is being praised online after he was snapped engaging in an act of kindness that 'made (a passenger's) day'.

Customer Clara O'Brien went to the Bus Éireann Facebook page to share the interaction she witnessed between the driver and an elderly woman while on the 205 bus from CIT to Kent Station.

She writes that the driver, William Harris, "stalled the bus" to tell a disembarking woman that her lace was undone, and when she replied that she knew, he "realised she wasn't steady enough on her feet to bend down and tie it herself".

She continues "he got off the bus and tied it for her... he was so kind to her and went out of his way".

Bus driver William Harris. Photo: Facebook/WilliamHarris
Bus driver William Harris. Photo: Facebook/WilliamHarris

"I haven't seen someone do something so kind in as long as I can remember".

"She blew a kiss as the bus was pulling away".

His sisters have taken to the page to sing their brother's praises. Noreen Hurley wrote that William "was brought up to be kind, respect your elders, open doors and most of all give up your seat to anyone older than you".

"Our parents taught us well".

Bus Éireann were unavailable for comment.

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