This Photo Of A Teddy Bear Buckled Up On A Bus Proves A Small Act Of Kindness Goes A Long Way

"The first day he came onto the bus, I told him how Mr. Bear and I spent all day shopping and that I bought him a new pair of swim trunks."

We all remember those security blankets we held onto as children — and even as adults. Whether it was a stuffed animal, a photograph, a special necklace, an actual blanket, etc., these things made us feel at home. 

So when one student found out he couldn't bring his teddy bear into school, he became a bit upset as it meant having to break out of his comfort zone. But one bus driver came to the rescue, promising the boy she'd keep the Mr. Bear safe.

In a post shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page, the bus driver, Jasmine Basham explains that she allowed the student to leave his bear on the bus, buckled in, while he went to school.

"The first day he came onto the bus, I told him how Mr. Bear and I spent all day shopping and that I bought him a new pair of swim trunks. He was so excited that the next day he buckled up Mr. Bear and when he got onto the bus in the afternoon he said 'What did you and Mr. Bear do today?!' With excitement, I told him how we went to a water park and what we ate," Basham explains. 

"Now every day he looks forward to hearing about our adventures and does not have a hard time going into school and leaving him behind."

Along with the post, Basham attaches a photo of Mr. Bear, buckled up properly in the front seat, safely waiting for the student to return. 

Basham's gesture is proof that a small act of kindness can go a long way, and we hope it encourages more people to find big and small ways to better their own communities, too.

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