GlobalNews.ca reported that a GO bus driver is being acknowledged for helping a female student from the University of Guelph last January 20, 2020.
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Bryan Jeresano, a driver for Metrolinx, is being commended following the incident.
Jeresano, who has been driving for Metrolinx for the past seven years, was on his usual trip heading towards the University of Guelph.
In recent months, he would see a student waiting at the bus stop. Jeresano eventually started recognizing her, waving at her as he passed by.
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On the night of January 20, things were different.
“She looked scared and she was looking straight into my eyes,” Jeresano said. The young lady was walking hurriedly away from a nearby parked vehicle.
Jeresano stopped the bus and opened the door, letting the female student in.
“She told me that they were trying to get her inside the car,” Jeresano said.
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Guelph police are investigating the incident.
Jeresano didn’t think he did anything special, but did mention that he was a new dad, and that the incident only hit him when he got home to his family.
“I said ‘what if that was my daughter?’ I just hope someone would do the same thing,” Jeresano said.
The female student’s mother reached out to Metrolinx to find Jeresano.
“If it wasn’t for this amazing human being, and his quick reaction, I don’t even want to think what would have happened to my daughter. I can’t stress enough how much appreciation I have for this kind soul,” the female student’s mother said.
BUS DRIVER RECEIVES AWARD FROM METROLINX
Metrolinx is recognizing Jeresano by giving him an award for his dedication and commitment to public safety.
Jeresano credits his actions to Metrolinx training programme, quoting the slogan “Everyone home safe, every day.”
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