The first day of school isn’t always easy. One kind-hearted bus driver understood that when she lent a scared four-year-old passenger a helping hand.

Four-year-old Axel Johnson was having a tough time saying goodbye to his mom to ride the bus to school, so the bus driver, Isabel Lane, reached back and held his hand. Axel’s mom had placed him in the seat behind the bus driver and he had a very difficult time letting her go. He tried to grab for his mom as she left, so Lane simply grabbed his hand and held it for the ride.

“I could see that he really didn’t want to let his mom go,” Lane told Good Morning America. “It was just a natural reaction to give him my hand in hopes that it would calm some of those first-day jitters.”

An image of Lane holding Axel’s hand was shared by the Augusta Police Department on Facebook who wanted give a shout out to Lane’s kindness. Lane, however, was simply doing what felt right. “I didn’t think it was that big of a deal personally just I guess it’s just something that I would do,” she said.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Austin Pacheco via Unsplash



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