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Sat Jun 15, 2024, 04:39 PM Jun 15

A boy was in tears because he didn't have PJs for Pajamas Day. His bus driver came to the rescue [View all]

“I thought, ‘I gotta fix this.'”

School bus driver Larry Farrish Jr. is known in his community for going above and beyond. Now he's touching the hearts of strangers after an act of kindness went viral.

Farrish Jr., who drives buses in Louisville, Kentucky, recently noticed a little boy named Levi was having a rough morning

"Normally when I pull up, he's standing there waiting for me with a big smile, but on this day, he was sitting on the ground with a jacket over his head," Farrish Jr., 35, tells TODAY.com. "I asked him, ‘Hey buddy, what's going on? What's wrong?'"

That's when Levi, a first grader at Engelhard Elementary School, explained through tears that he didn't have pajamas for Pajama Day. Farrish Jr. closed the doors, and watched as Levi slid into a seat away from his friends.

Farrish Jr. says knowing that Levi wanted to participate but couldn’t, filled him with sadness.

"I thought, ‘I gotta fix this," Farrish Jr. says.



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Story w/pix made my day. oasis Jun 15 #1
Mine too. n/t iluvtennis Jun 15 #16
Well done, Mr. Larry! Goodheart Jun 15 #2
Now I'm in tears. What a good man. yardwork Jun 15 #3
Uplifting story! It doesn't take much to make a child's day. brer cat Jun 15 #4
Some people have hearts of gold. sheshe2 Jun 15 #22
We need Rebl2 Jun 15 #5
We had a number of different school bus drivers when I was a kid Bayard Jun 15 #12
Maybe this story could get on CBS' On the Road with Steve Hartman and shared so others would know Deuxcents Jun 15 #6
Can't access the story. Link takes me to weird places. calimary Jun 15 #7
Ever get it to work Mary ? KS Toronado Jun 15 #13
Nope. calimary Jun 15 #23
He bought him All Stars football pajamas. sheshe2 Jun 15 #14
That's okay, THANKS! calimary Jun 15 #24
It was posted on The Today show. 💙 sheshe2 Jun 15 #33
See post 11! sheshe2 Jun 15 #18
Kid didn't have pajamas for pajama day at school. Bus driver went to Family Dollsar and bought the kid pjs. iluvtennis Jun 15 #20
I starting getting choked up even before I read the story... llmart Jun 15 #8
I bet Mitch McConnell has pajamas. tavernier Jun 16 #43
Nice story about a very nice man. I'm happy for him as he appears to have gone from one of the.... EarnestPutz Jun 15 #9
Wonderful story PatSeg Jun 15 #10
Levi is now a happy all star. KS Toronado Jun 15 #11
Thanks. sheshe2 Jun 15 #15
Awwwwwww! Somebody's looking pretty happy! calimary Jun 15 #25
The original story in Washington Post cited below. MSN won't refer to it for the usual BS reasons along with no Ford_Prefect Jun 15 #17
Thanks 🤗 sheshe2 Jun 15 #19
msn is crap for exactly the reasons you state. Hermit-The-Prog Jun 15 #35
Beautiful story. StarryNite Jun 15 #21
Imagine getting up every day trying to make the world a tiny bit better. Irish_Dem Jun 15 #26
They're just not into that. calimary Jun 15 #27
They think about what they can do for themselves. Irish_Dem Jun 15 #28
Yep. calimary Jun 15 #29
AW, Mr Larry is a hero wendyb-NC Jun 15 #30
What a hero! SWBTATTReg Jun 15 #31
Light up the darkness johnnyfins Jun 15 #32
Beautiful story. Blessings to Mr. Farrish and Levi. LoisB Jun 15 #34
Wonderful story Demovictory9 Jun 15 #36
... littlemissmartypants Jun 15 #37
As touching as this is, and it truly is, I wonder about his parent(s) being shamed and hope not. I don't know, Evolve Dammit Jun 15 #38
A true hero. republianmushroom Jun 15 #39
Formidable! Mme. Defarge Jun 15 #40
This is a story that *deserves* to be viral. Buns_of_Fire Jun 15 #41
Not all heros wear capes . . . SarcasticSatyr Jun 16 #42
Real heroes don't need a cape Conjuay Jun 16 #44
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