Irish bus driver’s simple act of helping an elderly passenger tie her shoelace touches thousands

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CORK, Ireland — A bus driver in Cork, Ireland who took just a few minutes out of his day to help an elderly passenger, has now touched thousands of people with his act of kindness.

The driver, identified as William Harris, was stopping to let an elderly woman off at her bus stop, when he noticed that her shoelace was untied, according to the Irish Independent.

Harris told the woman — she said she knew, but he realized that she wasn't steady enough to tie it herself. So he parked the bus, got off, and tied it for her.

Another passenger named Clara O'Brien posted the photo to the bus company's Facebook page commending the driver for his generosity.

"I haven't seen someone do something so kind in as long as i can remember and the lady was so appreciative she blew a kiss as the bus was pulling away. Your driver made my day," O'Brien wrote in the post.

So far her post was liked and shared thousands of times.

Harris' family saw the post and said Harris simply loves his job and was brought up to respect his elders.