Milwaukee bus driver’s good deed caught on camera

A driver in Milwaukee recevied commendations for helping an elderly rider.


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CNN) – Sometimes the simplest acts can be the most memorable. A bus ride in Milwaukee brought two strangers together. The driver is being commended for an act of kindness that went a long way.

Chris Martin drives the same route every day. He looks out for his riders. Tuesday morning was no different when he picked up an elderly man who needed to catch a connecting bus.

Video from inside the bus shows the man exiting, clearly in need of help. Martin jumps from his driver’s seat to assist the man.

“He said I need to catch the 23. I can’t miss the 23,” Martin said.

Parking the bus, Martin walked the man across the street to the connecting bus.

Other riders inside took notice passing along a word to Milwaukee County Transit. Martin received five commendations from the transit system.

“Our drivers and all of our employees do a great job, and we are happy to help highlight it,” said Brendan Conway, spokesman.

Martin says he is glad his actions are having such a large impact.

“We are all people and sometimes we need help,” Martin said. “It is a good feeling. It is nice to help.”

Martin says his co-workers do the same thing every day.

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