Milwaukee Bus Driver Helps Homeless Passenger Find Shelter: She Showed 'Compassion And Respect'

Sep 2018
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A Milwaukee bus driver is warming hearts around the country after she was captured on video helping a homeless passenger on a cold night find a place to sleep.

Natalie Barnes was driving the Milwaukee County Transit System public bus on October 13, according to ABC News, when a rider named Richard — who she had seen before — walked on.


During her break that day, Richard told Barnes he had been living on the streets for a week after his home was condemned, ABC News reported.

After she offered to buy him dinner — which Richard declined — he agreed to stay on the bus to stay warm.

Captured on video, Richard stayed in the back of the bus for six hours while Barnes continued her route.

The transit system told ABC News that Barnes reached out to a friend who was able to get Richard shelter. At one point in the video, Barnes asked Richard if she could get him food at a store she was going to visit the next day.

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