Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bus Driver Stops Suicide



Just in case you missed this today, I thought this was the most inspirational news story I've heard in a very long time. Not just that the bus driver stopped his bus in the middle of the bridge, got out, and managed to talk the would-be suicide back onto this side of the railing, but that he then...

sat down beside her and put his arm around her, and stayed with her until counselors arrived.


When our typical news story is about scheming politicians or police officers getting shot or people losing employment, it is so refreshing to hear some really good news.

From UK Daily Mail:

"Hero driver stops bus full of passengers in the middle of a bridge and saves suicidal woman from jumping 

  • Darnell Barton was going along his usual route in Buffalo when he spotted the woman at the other side of the rail
  • Described her as distraught and disconnected
  • When he asked her if she wanted to go on the other side of the rail she said yes
  • He sat and talked with her until counselors came



If you've heard another inspirational news story lately, I'd love it if you'd share it with us!



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21 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Judy- I missed that on the news! What a wonderful, inspiring story. God bless that man and He has spared that woman for some good purpose.

Have a wonderful Halloween Day- xo Diana

Susie said...

This was a wonderful story . So sad that people walked or rode bikes right past her...who can't offer a ray of hope to others? The bus driver was an angel for this young girl. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Sandra said...

this is amazing, thanks for sharing, made me get tears in my eyes when he sat down with her. there are good people left out there in this greedy world.

Donna Wilkes said...

I could not believe the people who passed her by without stopping to check on her. The scene of him sitting down on the pavement to comfort her is so touching.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Sometimes we are not aware of the angels that walk amongst us. What an amazing, calm and collected man. A credit to society xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We saw that on the news too and talked about it. Oh, to know that someone would take the time to stay with you when you needed them. I'd like him for a friend, wouldn't you? Sweet hugs!

TexWisGirl said...

i saw that. he made a difference. :)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Judy, I had missed that story. Thank you for sharing. What a lovely man!

Vee said...

That was inspirational. I hope that she gets the help that she needs.

vintage grey said...

Pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing and wishing you a beautiful day! xo Heather

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful story.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

thx 4 sharing. i say thank God there r folks like that bus driver that will take the time to listen, b mindful, caring & helpful. luv that! ( ;

this is one reason why i always say u never know what person NEEDS a kind word from u today. open ur heart & mind & b ready.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a really Good News story! Thanks for sharing it with us. Blessings, Pam

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I was reading this story earlier today. Glad to know we still have some heroes in the world. xo Laura

podso said...

What a good news story -- at least from the driver's side. Very sad a woman would be at that place in life. Thanks for sharing something so positive. Many don't want to get involved.

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing a very inspiring story....That woman sure was blessed he passed by when he did....He certainly sounds like an angel in disguise....

Terri D. said...

God bless him!! A wonderful story. I was happy to hear the passengers applaud, too (but wondered how many were complaining about the wait). There are good people in this world - more than we hear about. Thanks for sharing good news!!

Empty Nester said...

What a wonderful story. I did miss it so I'm glad you wrote about it. Did y'all get any of that snow? Or is that a post I missed???? I'm trying to catch up now that I finally have a new computer.

Cynthia said...

Judy this is such a wonderful story and with a very happy ending. Seeing him willing to help her and hanging in there with her is so moving and inspirational!

Cynthia

Chatty Crone said...

I am going to put that on my facebook - I love to see some positive news - hope the gal will not commit suicide in the future - sometimes this life gets so hard for some people. sandie

J_on_tour said...

Amazing story. Bus drivers can so often be pillars of the community. Interesting that you had to get that from the Daily Mail.

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