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Monday Meeting – A Bus Driver Makes An Unexpected Stop

When Andre Grandin, a bus driver in Sweden, suddenly made an unexpected stop and ditched his bus with passengers still inside no one complained. Andre interrupted the bus journey between Vara and Lidkoping in southern Sweden when he saw 10-year-old Emilia Behrendtz crying at the side of the road.

After comforting the poor crying girl, witnesses say the driver climbed back on to the bus “without a word” and drove on as if nothing had happened. It later transpired that the girl had been crying due to being bullied by other children. This picture of the heartwarming scene was captured by Emma Gustaffsson, a passenger on the bus.

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After being posted online by Emma Gustaffsson, the picture has got well over 50,000 interactions on Facebook and been retweeted over 5,000 times on Twitter.

When Andre Grandin was tracked down by the Swedish press, he told the Expressen newspaper that it’s simply in his nature to help when he sees someone crying or in pain. Grandin says strangers have been sending flowers to his home. But he doesn’t think his actions were anything out of the ordinary.

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Sources: Twitter, BBC and Expressen

6 thoughts on “Monday Meeting – A Bus Driver Makes An Unexpected Stop

  1. Reblogged this on MissUnderstood Genius and commented:
    A simple gesture goes a long waay! If only everyone can be as compassionate and if not help but at the least, stop and comfort someone, it might save someone from distress.

    Sometimes I wonder why are we so scared of stopping and giving a helping hand – is it because we are afraid what others might think, afraid of the legal regulations, or simply cos we are brought up to stay away from trouble.

    Lets make a stranger smile – each day every day!

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