Tearful Boy Thinks He’s Going To Miss Out On Special Day—Until His Bus Driver Steps In!

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A Louisville, KY, bus driver is a hero to a little boy who almost couldn’t participate in a special school spirit day.

Larry Farrish Jr. was taking his typical route one morning when he noticed a first grader named Levi was having an emotional morning. He stepped in and made it right.

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“Normally when I pull up, he’s standing there waiting for me with a big smile,” he told TODAY. “But on this day, he was sitting on the ground with a jacket over his head. I asked him, ‘Hey buddy, what’s going on? What’s wrong?’”

Levi looked at Larry with tears in his eyes and explained that it was Pajama Day, but he didn’t have any pajamas. Levi got on the bus and sat down with his friends and didn’t say another word about it.

“I thought, ‘I gotta fix this,” Larry continued.

After the bus driver dropped off the kids, he drove to a Family Dollar and bought two pairs of pajama sets for Levi then took them back to the school.

“I said, ‘You were hurting this morning, you were crying, so I got you these pajamas,” Larry shared. “He was so excited — you should’ve seen how his face lit up.”

Little Boy Praises His School Bus Driver, “Mr. Larry.”

Levi was thrilled to have the pajamas and held them tight to his chest before changing into them and celebrating with his classmates.

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“I can tell Mr. Larry is nice, and his heart is filled with joy. When he got me the pajamas, I did a happy cry,” Levi said in a statement.  

Jefferson County Public Schools posted the heartwarming story on Facebook, and it turns out Larry has been making a difference in more than just one life.

“Mr. Larry is the absolute best. We were blessed with him as our bus driver for 4 years. Top-notch human,” a local parent wrote.

Earlier in his life, Larry worked as a truck driver and a correctional officer. He began driving school buses seven years ago. He believes he’s right where he needs to be.

“It’s my passion because I get to build bonds with the children,” he said. “I truly love every minute of it.” 

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