Sometimes unexpected kindness can come out of nowhere and this is what happened in the small town of Montevallo, Alabama. A bus driver sacrificed some of his money to save the hungry kids on his bus from going hungry. He is a great role model for the kids who ride his bus and for everyone around the world. Sometimes making sacrifices and sharing a bit of kindness is all it takes to make someone’s day.
20. Montevallo Elementary
Montevallo Elementary School
During a particularly cold morning in Montevallo, Alabama the school districts were forced to delay the school day by two hours. This was due to the roads on the way to the school being iced over.
19. Not Everyone Got The Memo
Although the school system did send out a notice of the school’s delay not everyone was fortunate to receive the news in time. This means some kids were already on their way to school.
18. Mr. Price
Not only were a few of the kids uninformed of the delay but the bus driver known as Mr. Price was unaware and went on picking up the kids who were unaware as well at the normal pickup time.
17. Going Hungry
After realizing that school was delayed Mr. Price didn’t have much choice but to keep the kids on the school bus. He then realized that the kids would not have time to eat breakfast due to the delay.
16. A Quick Stop
Montevallo Elementary School
Mr. Price decided to check how much money he had in his wallet and decided to make a quick pit stop on their way to school. Since school was already delayed he though why not stop and get something to eat?
15. Fast Food
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Mr. Price decided to swing the school bus by an affordable breakfast place. They decided to eat at McDonald’s and Mr. Price bought everyone on the bus a breakfast sandwich.
14. Happy Students
The kids on the bus were ecstatic when they realized they were going to be able to eat before school started. They were all very appreciative of Mr. Price’s actions and one even commented that he must be “rich”.
13. Rich In Kindness
Mr. Price responded by the fact that he isn’t that rich but materialistic things like money doesn’t matter when you can make the morning of an elementary school student.
12. The School Responds
The official Montevallo Elementary School Facebook page shouted out Mr. Price’s actions in a Facebook post by saying: “Mr. Price, one of our bus drivers, truly demonstrates the spirit of Christmas! On Tuesday, when school was delayed due to icy roads and we weren’t able to serve breakfast, he purchased biscuits from McDonald’s for his entire bus of students! What a kind act that our students will forever remember!”
11. The Community Responds
After a few community members saw the post they wanted to say something of their own for Mr. Price. “I’ve seen this man give so much of himself to his community. I’ve experienced first hand the hope and guidance he brings to people who may not find it anywhere else. I’m glad he’s getting the acknowledgment he deserves,” a community member stated.
10. Mr. Price’s Shock
Mr. Price was surprised by the amount of support he got for his actions from the community. He explained he was simply doing it out of the kindness of his heart.
9. Not Expecting Anything In Return
Mr. Price was simply doing what he thought was right and most likely wouldn’t have posted about it on Facebook if the school had not made an official statement. That is what being humble is all about.
8. The Christmas Spirit
This event happened particularly around Christmas and it goes to show how far the holiday spirit can go. Mr. Price was feeling particularly festive that morning and decided to share the spirit of Christmas with the hungry kids on his bus.
7. Mr. Price Responds
“When it came down to the financial side, it was just second nature. I really did not think about it. I thought, hey this would be neat. I bet they will like this,” Mr. Price told ABC.
6. Too Materialistic
Mr. Price also stated to ABC, “We get caught up in materialistic things, even buying biscuits to a certain element is a little materialistic, but Christmas is giving. Christmas is showing love.”
5. A Student Responds
Elizabeth Lopez who is now a bit older from when this happened stated to ABC “I was just so surprised that he did that. I did not think he was going to do it. I am really thankful for having him as a bus driver, and he feels like a dad to me.”
4. Teaching A Lesson
Not only did Mr. Price give these kids free breakfast but he was also able to teach the kids a lesson in throwing out their garbage afterwards. He requested all the students throw out their garbage before getting off the bus.
3. Flying Under The Radar
Mr. Price stated, “I appreciate and thank you for all the kind words. I enjoy flying under the radar, instead of on the radar, so it’s kind of awkward for me to see all these posts. I do have a genuine love for the kids on my bus. I was just taking care of my kids.”
2. Teaching Others
Mr. Price has taught a valuable lesson in kindness that so many people in their everyday lives can take with them. He genuinely cares for the kids on his bus and enjoys his job.
1. Making Sacrifices
Sometimes life calls for sacrifices and for Mr. Price this meant spending a bit of his own money to make the kids on his bus happy. We can all learn something from Mr. Price and make sacrifices when life presents them.