Here’s your “Feel Good about Humanity” story for the day – an unbelievable act of kindness that the world is cheering about:
A Winnipeg Transit driver being hailed for giving his shoes to a barefoot man in the city’s downtown earlier this week says he hopes his gesture will inspire kindness in others.
Kris Doubledee said on Thursday that he is shocked and amazed at the attention his act of kindness is getting.
It became public after some passengers on his bus witnessed the act on Tuesday morning. They were so moved they went to the media to get his story out.
The Route 24 bus had entered downtown from the Unicity area on Tuesday morning when Doubledee pulled over near Portage Avenue and Main Street earlier this week.
“Suddenly the bus driver yelled, ‘Hey buddy!’ and he got off the bus,” Campbell said.
“I didn’t realize why he was talking to him until all of a sudden, the bus driver took his shoes off”, one passenger said, “but we were left speechless”.
When another passenger asked him why he did that, the driver replied, “I couldn’t stand seeing someone walking barefoot in this temperature like this.”
The story got national attention but Doubledee, who has been on the job for four years and shies from the spotlight, was not easy to track down at first.
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