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This Woman Looked Like She Was About to Commit Suicide as Several Bystanders Sauntere

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  • This Woman Looked Like She Was About to Commit Suicide as Several Bystanders Sauntere

    It was one of those visuals that we hear about all the time, but when faced with it — up close — it’s difficult to fathom.
    Bus driver Darnell Barton — heading across a highway overpass on a Friday afternoon earlier this month with a vehicle full of high schoolers on their way home — peered out his right-side door and noticed a woman standing on the other side of the guardrail, with nothing between her and the expressway below.
    The woman is standing on the far right. (Image source: WIVB-TV)

    “I didn’t think it was real with everything else going on around her,” Barton told the Buffalo News. “Traffic was proceeding as normal and a couple of pedestrians walked right by her and a bicyclist rode by. [emphasis added]
    “I mean, they were inches from her.”
    Barton, however, couldn’t just drive by.
    So he stopped the bus, opened the door, and called out to the woman: “Do you need help?


    Good for him. Everyone learned a lesson that day. I hope the young woman gets whatever help she needs.
    Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
    Robert Southwell, S.J.

  • #2
    I watched the video and what a nice man he seems to be. The woman looked every young.
    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.


    • #3
      Sniff. Darn it!

      I was just thinking about the kids. Usually, they act up. They make a fuss when they shouldn't. They walk where they shouldn't. The volume is down, but I don't see any kids getting nosy at the door. They must have really sat back and let the driver do his thing. Good for the driver. I'm glad to hear that others eventually came by as well. I hope she can get the help she needs.