It is such a great feeling whenever we hear stories that show us how beautiful this world is through acts of kindness. Amidst all the bad news that we see on social media and the internet finding inspiration from good deeds done by ordinary people restores our hope and faith in humanity.
One particular incident caught on camera has made headlines because of the truly inspiring message that it sent to the world: the importance of helping a fellow in need. That snowy night in Milwaukee, a bus driver as well as her passengers, did something extraordinary that helped save a woman.
Shenika Merill, a bus driver at MCTS, was going about on her route that snowy Tuesday when she caught sight of a car stuck on the train tracks. She was instantly alarmed because the motorist was in a very dangerous place, stuck in between the train tracks.
Without thinking twice she hopped out of her vehicle and made her way over to the driver stuck in the snow. One of her passengers came along to provide additional help. Both of them rushed to the driver to offer assistance. As they did, the other passengers aboard her bus took notice and came down one by one to offer more assistance. After a couple of pushes as a group they successfully got the car out of harm's way.
The car's driver, a woman who was on her way to work at the hospital, was deeply touched by what Shenika and her passengers did for her. Later on, she wrote just how much their act of kindness affected her saying:
"I was doing everything I could to get unstuck. I was ready to call a tow truck when a MCTS bus pulled up behind me. This lady, bless her heart, stopped her bus and was so worried about me. She gathered everyone she could and they pushed me out of the snow until I regained traction. This wonderful deed made such a great impact on me. Thank you! You are the reason I got to work today to help save lives. We need more beautiful souls like yours."
This female bus driver's willingness to help is something to be thankful for. She thought quickly and acted as soon as she could. Her passengers were so inspired by her selfless act that they too realized they should do something to help the woman out. It was a remarkable sight!
Seeing people helping each other, even when they are practically strangers is certainly heartwarming. It reminds us that there are a lot of people out there who make this world a wonderful place to be in.
It reminds us that there are a lot of people out there who make this world a wonderful place to be in.