Canadian Bus Driver Hailed As Hero After Surprising Kindness

innipeg bus driver Kris Doubledee has made headlines with an amazing act of kindness, although he insists it wasn’t a big deal.

The Route 24 bus had entered downtown from the Unicity area on Tuesday morning when Doubledee pulled over near Portage Avenue and Main Street, passenger Denise Campbell said earlier this week.

“Suddenly the bus driver yelled, ‘Hey buddy!’ and he got off the bus,” Campbell said.

“I didn’t realize why he was talking to him until all of a sudden, the bus driver took his shoes off.”

Campbell said she and other passengers on the bus were left speechless by the bus driver’s act.

When another passenger asked him why he did that, Campbell said the driver replied, “I couldn’t stand seeing someone walking barefoot in this temperature like this.”

“It was automatic,” he explained to CBC. “You know, [it was] something I could do. It looked like he needed the shoes more than I did. Anybody would do the same thing.”