- Gene has been blind for 20 years but knows how to get to work from the bus stop
- However, road construction disoriented him recently
- His bus driver, Thaddaus Turner, helped him navigate the through the roadworks
A kind bus driver in Milwaukee, United States, has won praise for helping a blind man navigate through a road construction site recently.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the blind man, 69-year-old Gene Hubbard, had learned how to get to work from the bus stop for 20 years.
However, road construction on 13 July meant that he could no longer rely on his memory and white cane to get to work, according to Good Things Guy.
His bus driver on that day, Thaddaus Turner, noticed his anxiety. He therefore got off the bus with Gene, held his arm, and guided him across the road.
Unbeknown to both of them, a witness, Sydney Kazmierczak, took a photo of the kind gesture and shared it with news outlets.
Turner's act of kindness soon went viral across social media. Fox News and the Milwaukee County Transit System posted the story on their Facebook pages.
In an interview, Turner said helping others is like "second nature" to him and his co-workers:
The route was barricaded. It was rough for me as a driver, [and] I can only imagine how rough it was for him.
I was surprised when I saw it in the news. I didn’t think I would be here right now over something that is second nature to me, and my colleagues.
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