Everyone remembers Curtis Jenkins, the bus driver who went viral for his kindness. The Lake Highlands Elementary bus driver teaches students respect and compassion through his use of “bus bucks,” surprised 70 students with Christmas gifts and is regarded as an overall kind person by his colleagues. His good deeds got him featured on Huffington Post, the Boston Herald and local NBC Channel 5.
At a recent all-employee convocation, Jenkins was surprised with a grand gift. He received a new SUV from an anonymous donor who was inspired by Jenkins after learning about his benevolence through media coverage.
The donor reached out to Richardson Superintendent Jeannie Stone, and she worked with El Dorado Chevrolet to make it happen.
“Someone reached out to me that I’ve known for a long, long time that saw that video on my Facebook and said, ‘I want to do something for that man and his family,’ ” Stone says. “And he asked me a couple of questions, but basically, it was, ‘Just tell me; is he a good man?’ And I could answer that honestly and immediately.”
Staff members cheered as Jenkins accepted his new car, teary-eyed and smiling. Watch the full video below from Dallas News.