The local police department felt like they needed to acknowledge it. Getting separated from the parents can be a dreadful experience for any child, so going to school all by themselves is very stressful for many kids, especially at the beginning when they are not used to that new chapter of their life.
When sweet Axel Johnson was about to start school, he seemed very thrilled. His mother Amy took a photo of him and he was all smiles as he was waiting for the school bus to arrive.
But as the time came for him to get on board, his face changed and he was about to cry. Obviously, little Axel wasn’t as strong as he though he would be when he had to separate from his mommy.
The bus driver, Isabel Lane, noticed the change from happy to sad on Axel’s face, but she was determined to show him that there was nothing scary in riding the bus and attending school with a lot more children his age. So, as Axel sat on the seat behind her, Isabel stuck her hand behind and Axel clung on to her hand. It was a very sweet moment Amy managed to take a photo of.
Isabel showed that she wasn’t just a driver, but someone who cared for the children’s happiness. She wanted Axel to know that although his mom wasn’t there by his side, he could always count on her while on the bus. Her act assured the scared boy that everything was going to be just fine.
Amy though the photo of her son and the bus driver was so worth sharing so she posted it on Facebook. She did expect people to love it, but she had no idea that it will have so many positive comments.
The photo was even shared by the local police department where it reached over 2,400 reactions.
Isabel didn’t expect the praise she got. “I didn’t think it was like that big of a deal personally. I guess this is something that I would do,” she said.
But it was a big deal. The following day, Axel wasn’t scared any longer because he knew he had a friend in Isabel. He was all smiles and happy to be embarking on a new adventure.