For many, Thanksgiving is about eating a big meal and football and of course spending time with family. While out covering another story a lady that I don’t see very often shared a heartwarming story with me.
Debra Bonneau has been a driver for Port Authority for 25 years. One of the routes that she drives is the P16 (Penn Hills Flyer). For the last six weeks she would see a passenger with three young boys and a girl running for the bus.
She noticed that the father was somewhat physically challenged. Through conversation she found out that he had suffered a stroke 18 months ago. Through further conversation it was found that the children’s mother was not in their life. A lot of the passengers noticed how well-behaved the children were and each school day the dad would accompany the children from Wilkinsburg to Downtown to Stowe township merely because he did not have to pull them out of their existing school and disrupt their lives.