Depot tour was ‘Disneyland’ for eight-year-old Leeds bus fan
A Leeds boy was thrilled to be invited on a tour of the First Bus depot in Leeds after a story about one driver’s kindness went viral.
Eight-year-old Joshua Craven, who has learning difficulties, has been a big fan of buses since he was a toddler.
A First Leeds bus driver made Joshua’s day during a journey on a First Leeds double-decker earlier this month with parents Dave and Kate; sister Evelyn, four, and six-year-old brother Oliver, who also has special needs.
The driver let Joshua wear his First West Yorkshire tie while on board. The youngster, from Middleton, was even allowed to read a time sheet issued to staff during the journey while the kind-hearted employee talked to him about bus operations.
Joshua’s parents were touched that the driver had taken time out for their son and posted Facebook appeal to trace and thank him. The post received more than 2,000 likes and First Leeds contacted the family to invite Josh to meet driver Steve Lamb and tour the depot.