Driver Stops To Grab Elderly Blind Man Alone At Bus Stop But Does Not Know He’s Being Filmed

On any given weekend, a superhero movie is likely taking the box office by storm, but, we at TipHero aren’t so impressed with the heroes that wear capes. Now, don’t get us wrong, we love us a little escapism just as much as the next guy, but, these days, we’re all about the everyday heroes. From altruistic fifth graders to empathetic cops, to even a life-saving German Shepherd–there certainly are unexpected heroes all around us!

That said, the everyday heroes who’ve really been killing it in recent years have been none other than bus drivers. Last December, a Milwaukee bus driver by the name of Irina Ivic came across a baby running down the sidewalk that ran adjacent to a major highway. Amazingly, she pulled the public bus over, risking her own safety to save the toddler. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was a big story that quickly went viral. But as it turns out, the great city of Milwaukee has yet another compassionate individual driving for its transportation system.

This past summer, a 28-year-old bus driver by the name of Thaddaus Turner was filling in on another driver’s route when he saw something very amiss–it was a blind man attempting to cross the road, but he was headed straight into a dangerous construction zone. Just like Ivic did after him, upon seeing the sight, Turner did not hesitate to pull over and assist the person in need. In fact, he even walked the man to the other side of the road, despite having a bus full of waiting passengers.

In an interview with local news station FOX 6, Turner said that the act of kindness was simply an instinctual one; he helped the man and continued on with his day. But, apparently, a motorist who just so happened to be stopped in front of the scene was very much touched by Turner’s actions.

This motorist took a quick snapshot on their phone and it spread like wildfire all over the Internet, quickly reaching viral status. When FOX 6 caught up with the blind man pictured in the shot, Gene Hubbard, the Miluawkee MCTS passenger was quick to give Turner–as well as all of the other city bus drivers–the credit they deserved.

The 69-year-old, who lost his sight 20 years ago due to complications from diabetes, said that he takes the bus every single day to work and back and that all of the MCTS bus drivers are just as compassionate. “I just can’t say enough about all the bus drivers,” Hubbard gushed.

So, Thaddaus Turner may not be getting his own action movie franchise anytime soon, but to us, he is already a hero. It’s little stories like this that make us remember that the kind actions of everyday folks really can challenge the word to do better.

Now that you know the backstory, it’s time for you to meet both Thaddaus Turner and Gene Hubbard for yourself. Watch FOX 6’s video below!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this caring bus driver. Are you surprised that Turner did this good deed? Have you ever seen a bus driver do something similar? If so, what happened?