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Bus Driver Buys Hats and Gloves For Students in Need

Bus Driver's Simple Act of Kindness Kept the Kids in Need on His Route Warm In Winter

Our staff members have big hearts and on Thursday one bus driver acted on his when he saw a student in need. The...

Posted by Kennewick School District on Sunday, December 11, 2016

When a student hopped on John Lunceford's school bus crying, he immediately noticed the boy's red hands and ears and offered him his own gloves to keep him warm. But that isn't all he did.

Lunceford, a U.S. Army veteran who has been driving buses for the Kennewick School District for three years, shared the rest of his story from that freezing cold morning with the district on their Facebook page. After dropping off his full bus of kids, he headed to the dollar store to buy 10 hats and pairs of gloves, then went straight back to the school. Administrators helped him find the student in the library with his class and Lunceford offered him a set of his own gloves and a warm hat.

"I'm a grandfather, you know. No one wants a kid to suffer like that," he wrote. He then announced to the rest of the library that if any of the kids on his route didn't have warm hats or gloves, he'd take care of them all. "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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