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MCTS bus driver says heartfelt goodbye to 4-year-old passenger after switching routes

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An MCTS bus driver has a sweet friendship with a 4-year-old girl. 

"As I come around the corner, up the hill, she'd be waving, she'd be shaking, and hopping up and down."

John Reed greets Sebastiana with a honk, wave, and a huge smile every morning.

Reed is changing routes and he'll no longer see the young girl and her mom Tracy. So, he came up with a thoughtful way to say goodbye to his favorite passengers.

"Good morning sweetie! Oh my gosh. How are you? I got you a card, I got you a coloring book, and there's something else in there for you." Their exchange can be heard captured on MCTS video.

John gave the little girl a card, coloring book, and stuffed animal to say "thank you" for brightening his day. Sebastiana's mom says that John had a larger impact on their lives than he knows.

"When he started driving our bus, my dad was sick and he had just gone into hospice, so this was a nice moment every morning, and I just want to thank you for her happiness, not just bringing you happiness,"

Tracy says their new bus driver is very sweet but he's no John. 

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