This Story of a Bus Driver’s Awesome Act of Kindness Is Cheering Up Ireland

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
January 21, 2016 Updated: February 22, 2016

A bus driver in Ireland has earned praise after performing an act of kindness.

Clara O-Brien, a rider on the bus, says that an elderly lady was getting off the bus in Cork when 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,” O’Brien wrote.

“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.”


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Soon the driver was identified as William Harris; his sister Martina Os said that he’s a “kind-hearted man,” and noted that “my mother brought us up to respect others around.”

Noreen Hurley, who identified herself as another sister, said that Harris “was brought up to be kidn, respect your elders, open doors, and most of all give up your seat to anyone older than you.”

Others who know Harris said he’s a gentleman and that they enjoy riding on his bus.