Passengers in Paris refused to make space for a man in a wheelchair - so what the bus driver did was amazing

Greg Evans
Thursday 01 November 2018 15:15
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A bus driver in Paris, France, has been hailed as a hero after he came to the aide of a wheelchair passenger who was ignored by the other commuters.

Francois Le Berre has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair to get around. Now, you would hope that any decent person would offer up space for a wheelchair user if they got onto a bus.

Sadly, this didn't happen when he got onto a bus in a Parisian suburb, where everyone on the vehicle failed to make way for him and accommodate enough space.

Not standing for this blatant act of ignorance and selfishness, the driver stopped the bus and ordered everyone to get off, except Le Berre.

The incident was reported by a group called Accessible POUR TOUS, who shared the story in a now-viral tweet.

The rough Google translation reads as follows:

Yesterday while waiting for the bus in Paris, nobody wanted to push themselves.

As no one was moving the driver stood up and said "Terminus! Everybody down! After he came to see me and said "You can go up and the others, you wait for the next one!

It has been retweeted more than 5,000 times and received more than 12,000 likes with many comments complimenting the unidentified bus driver for his actions.

HT Evening Standard

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