Life is often a roll of the dice and the quickest way to realize that is to reflect on the people we deal with every day.
But while our families, our coworkers, and the teachers we had growing up are often the first things that come to mind to exemplify this reality, it can be easy to underestimate how much our childhood school bus drivers impacted our lives.
Sure, some folks might not even remember who drove them to school as children, but others can either remember having a rough time with a particularly cranky one or meeting one who legitimately made a difference when they experienced a tragedy.
Of course, that relationship becomes a lot harder to forget for those who went through something a lot more serious than the bus breaking down together. Because in those perilous moments, students get a firsthand lesson as to how dedicated the bus driver is to keeping them safe.
And there are now 40 kids in Florida who know know that beyond a shadow of a doubt.