Bus driver helps out homeless passenger

Posted at 9:04 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 22:11:47-04

A Milwaukee County Transit System driver is sharing her story in hopes that others will spread love and kindness in Milwaukee.

A few months back on a rainy day, a homeless passenger stepped foot on her bus and in his eyes she saw "despair."

"It's different every time you open the door. You never know who you are going to meet," said Willie Nash.
She has been driving a bus for 16 years, and the man who she only interacted with once left a mark on her heart and helped put life into perspective.

"It was his eyes. His eyes told a big story. I was always told you can really tell about a person if they look you straight in the eye," said Nash.
The man was getting off the bus when she looked down and noticed his feet were bare.

"No shoes, no socks. Nothing."

The Route 19 bus driver pulled out her purse and handed the passenger a $20 bill. Nash says he smiled, thanked her, and said he was going right away to buy himself a pair of shoes at the nearby Walmart.

Others on the bus that day noticed her and her kindness. Someone called in and made others at work aware of her big heart. ?

However, rather than praise, she wants to inspire other to steer in the same direction.

"Reach out and touch somebody. One thing, one person, could change a lot of things," said Nash.