Bus Driver Notices Elderly Man In Distress, Sits Him In The AC And Gives Him Water


Bus Driver Notices Elderly Man In Distress, Sits Him In The AC And Gives Him Water

August 3, 2018


A bus driver is being praised for his act of kindness toward an elderly man who was showing signs of dehydration on a sweltering hot day in Nevada.


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Mike Blair is a bus driver for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.


On Monday, a 92-year-old passenger caught his eye.


“It had to be smoking hot out there. Had to have been 110,” Blair told KSNV.


“This one gentleman would not board the bus. He seemed like he started to grasp the wall and seemed to be in distress.”


After Blair helped him board the bus, he placed the man next to the air conditioner and grabbed a cold bottle of water from his lunchbox.


“I got him, sat down and I said, boy I gotta do something else. I had a bottle of water I brought in my lunchbox, so I got my lunch box out and gave him the bottle of water.”


After about 10 minutes, the elderly man was back on his feet and on his way.


“He got off the bus and said ‘Thank you.’ As he got off he said, ‘I’m 92 years old.’ Simply amazing,” Blair said.


Blair’s act of kindness got the attention of another bus rider who snapped a photo and posted it on Twitter.


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Keolis threw the bus driver a small party and framed the viral photo for him to have, since Blair is not on Twitter.


“I guess I have to learn how to do Twitter, huh?” Blair joked.



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