It was no big deal, insists Winnipeg bus driver Kris Doubledee, but his act of kindness is resonating in the city and beyond. When Doubledee saw a man walking barefoot downtown, he stopped his bus, got out—and gave the man his shoes. Then he got back on the bus without comment and drove on as usual. A passenger blogged about it at CommunityNewsCommons—"there wasn't a dry eye on the bus"—and soon national outlets picked up the story and identified Doubledee as the driver.
"It was automatic," he explained to CBC. "You know, [it was] something I could do. It looked like he needed the shoes more than I did. Anybody would do the same thing."