Riders Take Notice Of Bus Drivers Kind Gesture To Passenger

- Sometimes the simplest acts, can be the most memorable.

 A morning bus ride in Milwaukee Wednesday morning brought two strangers together.

 The Milwaukee County bus driver is being commended for an act of kindness that went a long way.

Chris Martin looks out for his riders.

"I always try to help out when I can," Martin said.

Tuesday morning was no different.

When he picked up an elderly man who needed to catch a connecting bus, the man was headed to the VA hospital.

"It`s something we do on a day-to-day basis," Martin explained.

Video from inside the bus shows the man exiting.

What happens next is simple to say the least, but each person who sees it can't help but smile.

"Even though he could've kept going to his next stop, he just stopped and actually parked the bus," said a rider.

Martin jumps from his driver's seat to help the elderly man.

"He said, 'I need to get on the 23....I can't miss this 23," Martin recalled.

Martin then parked the bus, walking the man across the street to the connecting bus.

"He appreciated it, you know? I felt good doing a good deed," Martin said.

Other riders inside took notice, passing along a good word to Milwaukee County Transit.

"Our driver's and all of our employees do a great job and we're happy to help highlight it," said MCTS spokesperson Brendan Conway.

For martin it was just another day on the job.

"We're all people and sometimes we need help," he said, "It`s a good feeling, it`s nice to help.

Martin has now received five commendations from MCTS.

He says he's not the only one who is helping out his riders, but that his co-workers are doing the same things every day.

Up Next:


Thank you for visiting FOX29.com! Please click the survey link below to tell us about your experience.

FOX 29 Website Survey

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories