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Driver Stops Bus—to Give Away His Shoes

Winnipeg transit driver pulls over to help barefoot man
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by I_hate_to_say
Posted Sep 20, 2012 6:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

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"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." (Read more Winnipeg stories.)

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