Buffalo bus driver Darnell Barton is a hero. When confronted with a possible tragedy on Oct. 18, the Buffalo bus driver sprang into action. According to a report from Thursday (Oct. 31), Barton had just gotten students on board when he noticed a woman who had climbed over a bridge guardrail. She stood there leaning over as traffic on the Scajaquada Expressway below sped by.
He pulled to a stop, got out, and put his arms around the woman who was on the other side of the guardrail. He talked to her for a bit, convinced her to come back from the ledge, and then gently helped her back over. He then sat down with her on the concrete and began asking questions of her. A stranger that she had not known probably just saved her life.
An ambulance came to take the woman away and Barton went back to his students. Upon stepping back inside, he was greeted by a standing ovation by the students of McKinley High School. They had just seen a man exude kindness to a complete stranger and apparently it touched them. It is very clear that Buffalo bus driver Darnell Barton is a hero, even if he is extremely humble about the whole ordeal.
As for how the day wrapped up, it was reported that he finished his route, wrote up a report on the day, and then simply went home. A humble hero indeed.
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