In just 90 seconds, Boston bus driver John Lohan managed to put smiles on the faces of everyone on his bus.
Last week, Lohan spotted a kids’ lemonade stand on the side of his route and quickly calculated that because he was slightly ahead of schedule, he could afford to pull over and buy cold lemonade for all seven of the people riding his bus.
“A whole bunch of factors fell into place, Lohan told ABC News. “My only thinking was that it’d be a thrill for the children where they’d have a great story to tell for the rest of their lives.”
And that’s exactly what he created, ensuring that the vendors would have something to especially be happy about by leaving them an extra tip.
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“It only costs 50 cents, and he bought seven of them, and he gave us 10 bucks, so he’s awesome,” said Erin Starkey, one of the kids selling lemonade. “Our faces, like, dropped. It was awesome.”
According to Lohan, none of the passengers seemed to mind the slight delay.
“All of them went along with it so well and they were such great sports,” he told ABC. “I honestly estimated it’d take between 60 and 90 seconds to pour the seven cups and start rolling again and that’s exactly how it worked out.”
And his plan to brighten their days seemed to work.
“Each of them was grinning from ear to ear,” Lohan said of the passengers. “They all said thank you and a variation of ‘You made my day’ when they got off at each of their stops.”