Regardless of any external factor, such as race, gender, age, socio-economic status etc., we all as humans deal with internal problems. Not those that originate within the body (or let’s hope not!) rather those that live within our consciousness. Whether these problems are rooted in real life or just derivatives of our overthinking is certainly up for a ‘subjective’ debate. But it is inherent that everyone deals with their own individual subjective problems. That’s why sometimes a genuine smile or a kind hello can go a long way and do great deeds.
And that’s exactly what Darnell Barton did when he pulled his bus over to convince a girl not to kill herself.
Here is the story of superhero and New York bus driver Darnell Barton.
Everyday is a chance and an opportunity to make a difference and save a life, and Darnell seized that opportunity one morning in 2013.
Driving his usual route, the southbound Elmwood 20 bus towards Buffalo State College, he caught a glimpse of a girl staring over an expressway on the other side of the guardrail.
The highway in question was the Scajaquada Expressway where it gets quite busy in the early hours of the day. According to Darnell himself, “traffic was normal [that morning.]” As seen in the video, several cars and even a cyclist pass by this distraught girl before Darnell pulls over.
Not sure if she was a danger to herself, Darnell stopped the Metro bus and called to her. “Ma’am are you okay? Are you okay?” He called the police, gave them his location and told them to send the authorities before rushing to the young lady’s aid.
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