SINGAPORE: Recently, a heartwarming video circulated on Facebook featuring an SBS bus driver warmly extending greetings to each passenger in both English and Chinese.
What truly resonated with netizens was the unwavering determination displayed by this dedicated driver, who continued his cheerful greetings even when met with mostly unresponsive passengers.
On Thursday (5 Oct), Facebook user Mr Low posted a video in the “Complaint Singapore” Facebook group, showcasing the bus captain’s remarkable gesture.
Contrary to the group’s name, Mr Low’s post was meant to commend the bus driver.
The driver drives a service number 102 bus, servicing routes through Hougang, Jalan Kayu, Seletar, and Sengkang.
As the bus pulled over at one of the stops, the driver attentively gazed toward the front door, seemingly anticipating the boarding passengers.
When passengers began to board, he greeted each of them with a friendly “good morning” in both English and Chinese, despite having his face concealed by a mask. The driver’s enthusiasm shone through.
Regrettably, Mr Low mentioned that approximately 90% of passengers did not respond to his warm greetings.
According to the accompanying caption, this was not the first encounter between Mr Low and the driver, as he claimed the bus captain performed this act of kindness “every morning.”
Netizens flooded the comments section with heartwarming messages for the bus captain.
One Facebook user, presumably a frequent passenger, mentioned that the driver’s repertoire of greetings extends beyond just English and Chinese. Apparently, he also extends greetings in Malay.
Another netizen encouraged Mr Low to write a letter of recommendation for the bus driver, suggesting a nomination for the courtesy award.
One comment echoed the Mr Low narrative, with some individuals sharing their experiences of the bus driver extending greetings, including when he warmly welcomed passengers during evening journeys.
Kudos to this exceptional bus driver for going above and beyond to ensure his passengers enjoy a pleasant ride.
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