Bus Driver Grabs Blind Senior Man Oblivious To Being Recorded
Sep 15, 2020 by apost team
As is the case with many people with persistent medical conditions, 70-year-old Gene Hubbard from Milwaukee has done his best to lead his life as normal as possible over the years. However, there are times when the blind senior needs a helping hand, and Gene was grateful when a young bus driver, Thaddeus Turner, took time out of his busy workday to help him.
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Gene was diagnosed with diabetes years ago, and as is the case with many people who suffer from this health condition, his related symptoms have progressively worsened. In fact, diabetes caused him to go blind more than two decades ago. Nonetheless, Gene has remained independent and has done his best to stay as healthy and active as possible.
In addition to monitoring his blood sugar level, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and taking insulin shots, he also commutes to work on a public bus and holds down a full-time job to support himself, reports Newsner.
As is the case with many blind people, Gene’s functionality has enabled the routine that he has established to get around. Over the years, he has memorized bus routes and schedules, and this has promoted his independent mobility.
Unfortunately, bus routes and schedules change from time to time. When this recently happened to Gene’s regular bus route, he felt completely lost and alone. In fact, in an interview with FOX6, Gene said that he felt as if he was lost in the middle of an ocean.
Young bus driver, Thaddeus Turner, noticed that Gene was flustered and clearly in distress. Rather than leaving Gene to figure things out on his own, Thaddeus took action. He pulled the bus over and took the keys out of the ignition.
He then steered Gene towards his regular path. Once Gene was back on a familiar path, he was able to get home safely and without further distress. Without Thaddeus' help, Gene may have continued to flounder around without direction.
He could have even wound up lost far from home or injured. Watch the video below and witness this random act of kindness from a compassionate stranger.
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