Bus driver praised as a 'hero' for helping parents with tantrum toddler

By Abbie Meehan & Ryan Fahey

A bus driver has been crowned a "hero" for stopping his route to help two parents whose toddler was having a tantrum.

The helpful soul was driving the X28 bus on his route between West Lothian and Bathgate on the outskirts of Edinburgh, when he spotted a family in need of his help.

As he approached a Morrisons at the end of his route, he saw a mum "at the end of [her] tether" with her kid who was seated on the ground.

The girl looked like she was hurt from "falling off her scooter or something", a witness said.

Dad was holding a pram carrying the youngster's sibling "trying best not to take sides."

"Then up pops this bus driver with what looked like an ice cream (magnum possibly) sat next to the wee lass, said something to her & gave her the ice cream.

The witness said "not all super heroes wear capes" (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

"Up popped the wee lass smiling, took dads hand & off they went!", the witness wrote on Facebook.

"Not all super heroes wear capes."

Facebook users have shared the original post 200 times, and now tagging friends to find out who the "top guy" is.

One user wrote: "Good lad! What a top guy!"

Another user added: "Someone must know him""

The bus driver works for Edinburgh and Lothian based company Lothian Country, who have been contacted for comment on this matter.

A Lothian Country spokesperson said: “Our drivers have done an amazing job during the pandemic keeping people moving across West Lothian. We are delighted that our driver’s generosity and quick thinking resulted in a positive outcome for the family last night."

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