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School bus driver provides hats and gloves for cold children

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The Daily Catch - published on 12/14/16

It sounds like such a simple action, but after going out of his way to make sure one student stayed warm in freezing weather, this bus driver has shown the value of a simple act of kindness.

John Lunceford, who drives buses for Kennewick School District in Kennewick, Washington, recently noticed a boy crying as he boarded his bus. The boy’s ears and hands looked red after being exposed in freezing temperatures. Lunceford put his own gloves on the boy, and as soon as he finished his route, he went to the store and bought ten hats and ten pairs of gloves — one set for the boy and extras for any other students who might need them. Kennewick School District bus driver John Lunceford is making sure kids on his bus stay warm this winter. With the help of an administrator, he later found the boy in the school library and gave him the hat and gloves. “I’m a grandfather,” Lunceford said, according to school district Facebook post that described the incident. “No one wants a kid to suffer like that.”

It is nice to see so many stories about kindness after the year of Jubilee has ended. Just because it’s over doesn’t mean we should stop our works of mercy. Cheers to Mr. Lunceford for keeping the spirit of charity in the public eye during the Christmas season.

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