Going back to school can be an exciting time for children, but it can also cause a lot of anxiety. Some students are facing new challenges and environments and need some extra help and reassurance. That’s exactly what a Wisconsin school bus driver did.
Bus driver Isabel Lane saw that Axel Johnson needed some support on his first day. The kindergartner, who had been excited to start school, suddenly because nervous and began to cry as he boarded the bus.
Axel’s mother Amy Johnson was worried to see her son anxious and crying. But then Lane reached her arm back and held Axel’s hand. During the bus ride, she talked to the boy and offered words of support. Eventually, Axel stopped crying.
“I think it kind of goes for anyone—if you see someone maybe struggling, just to do something as simple as reaching out a hand and showing that you are there,” Lane told WEAU.
“You don’t have to say anything, but just to show someone you are there makes a big difference in someone’s day.”
Amy took a photo of the sweet moment, and the Augusta Police Department shared it on social media to show how we can all lend a helping hand to children heading back to school.
But the best part? Because of Lane’s act of kindness, Axel now looks forward to getting on the bus every day and going to school.
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