Bus driver praised for help during snowstorm


OTTAWA – An Ottawa bus driver who stood in a snowbank to help people board during this week’s snowstorm will be rewarded for his effort.

OC Transpo says in a tweet the driver will be receiving an “official commendation” after his actions were captured on a video that has been viewed more than 415,000 times.

The video posted on Facebook — http://on.fb.me/1TpVCo1 — shows the driver, who is wearing a dress shirt and pants but no coat, getting out of the bus and reaching out to passengers at the stop.

A voice heard on the video says the man “deserves an award.”

Many of those who commented on the post seemed to echo that sentiment, praising the driver for his kindness and compassion.

The post has also drawn some 14,650 likes as of early Wednesday afternoon.

“Just goes to show there are still some kind people in this world. Hat off to this driver that’s amazing,” one person wrote.

“It is so nice to see such a simple act of kindness that is most appreciated by all. Thank you bus driver whoever you are,” wrote another.