A Pennsylvania school bus driver's act of kindness toward a fourth-grade student has gone viral after the story was uploaded to social media.
On Oct. 31, fourth-grader Farrah Heim stood at a bus stop holding a tray of cupcakes. Dressed as a witch, she was looking forward to her class's Halloween party that day.
"I was dressed up as a dead witch," Farrah told WNEP.
As she boarded the bus, however, things took an unexpected turn.
"I was getting on the bus, then the girl in front of me, she went to go up to the second stair and her leg whipped backwards and it hit the tray of cupcakes and they all fell on the ground," she explained.
The bus driver, Michele Yob, watched as Farrah stood helplessly over the spilled cupcakes.
"Everybody just froze," Yob said. "And I looked at her and I felt so bad because she is staring at the empty tray and the cupcakes on the floor and tears just started flowing."
What Yob did next has earned her heaps of praise on Facebook. In between her bus routes, she took Farrah's pan home with her, baked two dozen fresh cupcakes, and delivered them to Farrah's class before the start of their party.
Farrah was surprised and overjoyed.
"I didn't know she was going to make me cupcakes but then the lady came in and said these are for Farrah Heim, and I was like, 'Oh, my gosh, my bus driver made me cupcakes!'" she said. "I was actually crying again but for happiness because I couldn't believe she would actually do that for me."
To show their gratitude, Farrah and her classmates wrote Yob a thank-you card, referring to her as "the bus driver that saved the day."
When Yob received the card, it was her turn for waterworks.
"When she came on the bus and handed this to me and I read it, I cried," she said. "It's cute. All the kids signed it."
Later that day, an image of the cupcakes, accompanied by a short description of what happened, was posted to the Blue Mountain Elementary Facebook page. It has since received over 4,000 likes and hundreds of comments.
"People thought it was a really nice heartwarming story, a really nice positive story to hear now, especially," Principal Kristen Frederick said.