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This act of kindness by an Irish bus driver to a homeless man is absolutely lovely

He stopped the bus to bring him a winter coat – and his story has exploded.

BELFAST DECKERS Source: D464-Darren Hall

ONE SIMPLE ACT by a bus driver in Belfast has taken the internet by storm this morning.

Anna Marie McDaniel had taken the 10H Translink bus home in West Belfast yesterday – and she witnessed the most lovely act of kindness by the bus driver:

onthebus Source: Facebook

She posted the story to the Translink bus company’s Facebook page last night and it has since gone super viral.

It’s a heartwarming tale:

On the bus home from university there, absolutely miserable wet and cold night.
I get the same bus every Tuesday and there is always a homeless man that we pass. Today he was standing in the pouring rain, drenched to the skin in just a short sleeved t-shirt. My heart went out to him.
The bus man driving the 10H that I was on stopped the bus beside the man and called him over. He then hands him a big plastic bag and told him that he was hoping to see him today – he’d bought him a winter coat.
The man refused to take the bag, but the driver was adamant that the man take it as he had gone out and bought it for him. I have never seen a smile like the one on the homeless man’s face.
Couldn’t believe how kind the bus driver was, such a thoughtful act. A little bit of kindness really can go a long way.


A Translink spokesperson confirmed to DailyEdge.ie that they know who the driver is but that he won’t be coming forward to chat about it because he doesn’t want the attention. They did, however, praise him for the lovely gesture:

We commend our colleague on this act of kindness for someone in need.


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