Bus Drivers Recruited By Secret Santa Hand Out Thousands of Dollars To Needy Passengers
Random acts kindness by anonymous Secret Santa goes viral
Bus drivers across the country have been getting a lot of media focus for random acts of kindness.
With stories like Irena Ivic and Milwaukee County Transit System spotting an underdressed toddler and taking him back to safety.
And in May, another bus driver saved the life of a 6-year-old boy with autism who was walking into traffic.
So it comes as no surprise that a secret Santa was looking for a suitable team of “Elves” to hand out Christmas gifts, he settled upon MCTS drivers.
“We’re going to be on the biggest sleigh we’ve ever had,” he said, according to CBS News.
“And the magic is going to be like gold dust flying across the city.”
The anonymous Secret Santa is a man who made it his tradition to hand out large bills to unsuspecting strangers.
He usually surprises people with s $100, but sometimes he doles out up to $300.
The Secret Santa seems to have a knack of knowing who will need the cash the most.
He also targets people using public transport might be more in need of a little holiday blessing.
“It was a great experience,” said one driver.
These MCTS Bus Drivers are on a very special mission, just in time for the holidays. See them in action tonight on @CBSEveningNews @SteveHartmanCBS @NorahODonnell #OnTheRoad #MCTSExcellence pic.twitter.com/3RA9DyQyKx— RideMCTS (@RideMCTS) December 6, 2019
“It’s going to stick with me the rest of my life.”
The videos of Secret Santa gifting has also gone viral.
When bills stamped with “SECRET SANTA” are given to passengers, the reaction is priceless.
“I said what?” one person said.
“This is a dream or something.”
Both drivers and passengers alike get teary witness the generosity.
As for Secret Santa, he shared the recipe for promoting Christmas Spirit:
“If you ever feel down, if you ever feel a little depressed, and you want to solve your problem, go out and do something kind for somebody — because when you do that, you’re uplifting yourself.”