Passengers Refuse To Make Room For Man In Wheelchair Forcing Bus Driver's Actions To Go Viral
Cailyn Finkel 11/5/2018
When we ride public transportation, it goes without saying that the elderly, the disabled and pregnant women get first "dibs" when it comes to seating. Many of us would gladly give our seat up for one of these people - but that wasn't the case during a bus ride in Paris recently.
Francois Le Berre, a wheel-chair bound man from France, was trying to get onto a local bus for his daily commute but none of the other passengers wanted to make room for him. He was stuck without a place to rest and contemplated catching the next bus instead.
That's when the bus driver did something that's causing quite a stir online...
Francois shared what happened on the bus after the driver realized none of the other passengers were willing to make way for him on his Facebook page. He posted a photo from that day on the bus and wrote:
"Yesterday, waiting for the bus in Paris, I laughed, because no one wanted to (make room). As nobody moved the driver and said, 'Terminus! Everybody [off]!' After the driver came to me, he said, 'you and your help you can ride and the others, you wait for the next!'"
Without warning, the bus driver halted his vehicle, removed all of the rude passengers and allowed Francois back on the bus.
Clearly, the bus driver wasn't having any of his passengers' attitude. Francois didn't want to make people shuffle around on the bus, but it's the cards the universe dealt him - and other riders didn't have to make him feel lesser because of it.
While people on the bus were undoubtedly annoyed, Francois said it warmed his heart. He's often overlooked by people bustling about town, those would couldn't be bothered to scoot a few inches so he can fit into a given spot.
As soon as news broke about Francois' interesting bus ride, people from all over the world flocked to wish him well and praise the bus driver. The driver didn't have to cause a scene on Francois' behalf, but he did so to teach everyone a valuable lesson.
There's a reason why the disabled, pregnant and elderly get priority on public transportation - and hopefully, now they'll remember to demonstrate a little kindness...