Gene Hubbard lost his sight to diabetes complications, but the 69-year-old Milwaukee man has not let that stop him.
Every workday he travels the same route to work via the county transit system. That is until construction blocked his crosswalk with barrel cones and caution tape. Without his bearings, Gene could become lost and find himself in a potentially dangerous situation.
“If I don’t have a regular locating point to start from, I may as well be in the middle of the ocean,” Gene told WITI Fox 6 in an interview.
When a substitute bus driver came to Gene’s stop, what he did was extraordinary. Parking the bus in mid-route, the driver carefully escorted Gene across the street and through the maze of cones to safety.
Cross traffic stopped, and a bystander realized how particular the moment was. She snapped a quick picture which she later shared on social media.
The kind thoughtfulness displayed by the young driver, captured on security cameras on the bus, is indeed something to applaud.