Bus Driver Stops, Pulls Woman Off Ledge

Sup Travellers?! Heroes do still exist but in real life they don't wear capes or run around in their underwear. In real life they come in the form of regular everyday people like mail men, mothers and even bus drivers. A 37 year old Buffalo bus driver named Darnell Barton was a testament to the heroic nature of regular everyday people when he rescued a suicidal young woman from jumping off a bridge overpass.

Darnell, who had a bus load of about two dozen McKinley High School students, spotted the woman on the wrong side of the ledge, seemingly about to jump into traffic. Buffalo News reports that he stopped his bus, asked her if she needed help, then slowly made his way toward her. "She was distraught, she was distant, she was really disconnected," he recalls. "I grabbed her arm and put my arm around her and said, 'Do you want to come on this side of the guardrail,' and that was actually the first time she spoke to me. She said yes." He then sat down with her on the sidewalk until authorities arrived. “Darnell won’t tell you this, but when he went back on his bus, the McKinley students gave him a round of applause,” says a spokesman for the local transit agency.

It's stories like this that make me hopeful that the human race still has the inept potential to do good. Even though there are a lot of stupid people out there, it's amazing that we can all still celebrate the little things that makes us human and shine a light on the good people. Good people obviously don't get enough credit in this day and age but that's just the nature of doing good. Mr. Barton didn't save a school from a shooter or a mall from a set of terrorists but it doesn't matter. GOOD IS GOOD!! He saved a life and that's why Mr. Barton is a hero. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.