We’ve shared some amazing stories with you about outstanding bus drivers. Like the Milwaukee bus driver who spotted two lost children on the street and helped reunite them with their families, or the driver who saved 20 elementary schoolers from a burning school bus and was later surprised by Ellen.
Cindy Clausen, the bus driver in this story, didn’t save any lives and she likely won’t be recognized by Ellen, but she is giving encouragement to many after writing a simple, but powerful letter to the parents of two kids on her bus.
So, one day, as she was on the job driving kids to school, she noticed a boy and a girl approaching a boy with special needs. This smelled trouble. Cindy was certain there would be a problem as she believed the two children would bully the other one. However, she was shocked when she realized they did something out of the norm.
Instead of making fun of the boy with a disability, the children, who were a brother and sister, befriended the boy and made him feel included! They even asked him to sit with them. What’s most, they offered help and chatted about their day at school.
It was clear to Cindy that the siblings’ parents were showing them the right way to treat people!
The same happened in the days that followed, so Cindy felt the urge to praise the parenting of the siblings, Annaliese and Jorge, by writing a letter for them.
Before the letter reached the family, Cindy shared it with the “Love What Matters” Facebook page:
“I am compelled to write to tell you how beautiful your children are, inside and out! This can only come from the home, your patience and guidance, the examples that you set and teach.
I have a child on my bus named Jackson. Both of your children have showed him so much compassion and support. Every day your children ask if they can sit with Jackson.
Some days Jackson is a little sad getting on the bus but as soon as he sees Annaliese and Jorge he smiles. Jackson has difficulties walking and it takes a bit for him to get to his seat.
Today Annaliese looked out from around her seat and said, ‘come on Jackson, you can do it” and when we arrived at school, Jackson took it upon himself to carry out his backpack!
I know you know how wonderful your children are, but I wanted you to know that it shows!”
Needless to say, the parents were happy their children acted the right way and made the boy feel loved and accepted. They couldn’t be more proud!
At a time when we rarely show concern for our fellow human beings, it’s extremely uplifting to read about young children who make the world a better place.