The following is a feedback given to SMRT on their Facebook page.
This morning at about 10.15am, I took a SMRT bus 859B (licence plate no SMB3149X) at the bus stop opposite Blk 491, Admiralty Link. The driver, a Malay man in his twenties (I couldn’t get his name) seemed reluctant to continue driving and kept looking towards the back of the bus.
After about a minute of waiting, he walked towards the back and told a female passenger who was standing to have a seat. The passenger was carrying a toddler. Despite her declining, he politely tried to persuade her to sit, telling her that it may be uncomfortable and dangerous to stand. This prompted another passenger to persuade others to give up their seat for the woman. Someone eventually gave up his seat and the passenger sat down. The journey then continued uneventfully.
Prior to boarding the bus, I had been watching the trailer of the new Captain America movie, a cinematic project filled with an assortment of super heroes.
I couldn’t help but think that this young man could have turned a insouciant blind eye to the passenger’s discomfort and the possible danger facing her. He instead chose to address it. This prompted others to rise up and help her. He may have not realized it, but he inspired others to act with civic consciousness.
Now that’s who I call a superhero. It is therefore fitting that I couldn’t even catch his name and he remains a mystery. ?
edited from original Facebook post here: http://on.fb.me/1Li8xt2
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