Dedicated bus driver Mike Blair had begun the day driving his vehicle on the usual route but ended his shift as the face of a news story. This is how Blair’s act of kindness towards a passenger in need took the internet by storm.
Blair had driven the same route every day in and around Las Vegas for half a decade. Known globally for its casinos, party culture and outrageous stag dos, Blair put Vegas on the map for a very different reason: a random act of kindness that set people talking. KSNV News 3 Las Vegas subsequently caught wind of the tale and made it the evening’s top story in August 2018.
The story, reported by Kelsey Thomas, began with Blair proudly telling her that he enjoys his job. He’s one of many bus drivers who work for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, which is responsible for supervising road transport in the area. As well as attempting to minimize air pollution and congestion, the body also supports community projects. Evidently a strong believer in community values, it seems that Blair is the commission’s ideal employee.