South Carolina school gives bus driver $750 tip

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A Fort Mill, South Carolina school choir recently did their bit to help out their school bus drivers following the outbreak of coronavirus in the US.

Students from Gold Hill Middle School’s choir and band were returning from a trip to Disney World when they were told that – as a result of the pandemic – their charter bus drivers Ron and Rick would be without work for a while. [wlm_nonmember][…]

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Eighth grade student Emily Briggs told WBTV: “All school trips and other trips have been cancelled because of the coronavirus. They wouldn’t have a paycheck and they would also struggle getting money, so it made me realise that I’m really lucky.”

Fellow student Abbie Walker added: “This might be their last tip for a while. They might not make a lot of money and they’re going to need it, so we just got our money together that we could find.”

To help out the drivers, the students collected all of the leftover money from the trip – totalling $750 – and presented it to the two Broach Coach drivers.

Abbie continued: “It was kind of overwhelming when we saw how emotional they got with it.

“All of us chipped in 10 or 15 dollars; it wasn’t a lot, and all those little things combined really impacted someone else.”