Lothian Buses driver praised for helping elderly lady cross the road

The Lothian Buses driver was praised online for his Good Samaritan act. Picture: Susan Russell
The Lothian Buses driver was praised online for his Good Samaritan act. Picture: Susan Russell
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EDINBURGH locals are being called upon to trace a hero Lothian Buses driver who stepped off to help an elderly woman cross the road.

Clutching a walking stick, the elderly passenger was getting off a bus at Elm Row around 7pm last Wednesday.

Keen to help the lady, the driver of the bus went out of his way to ensure she crossed the road safely.

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His actions were praised by passenger Susan Russell, who described him as “lovely” and “a total star” in a gushing tweet.

She added that her fellow passengers stopped to thank the driver for his good deed as they got off the bus.

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The bus was on the Lothian Buses Number 11 route, which runs from Hyvots Bank in Gilmerton to Ocean Terminal in Leith.

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