A black bus driver in Dallas, Tx is receiving praise after spending his own money to buy Christmas gifts for the children who ride the bus with him.
Curtis Jenkins Filled his bus with gifts for the 70 students that he shuttles every day from Lake Highlands Elementary School on Friday, Dec 21, just before school let out for winter break.
Jenkins set aside funds from each of his paychecks to make the gift-giving possible.
The week prior, Jenkins spent hours wrapping the gifts along with his wife, Shaneqia Jenkins, The gifts varied from puzzles to small electronics.
Ethan Ingle, 11 was delighted to receive his red earbuds. His mom, Katrina Clift, said the deed “makes me feel like I belong and I mean something to the community”
Lake Highlands Elementary School PTA president Jennifer Wilcox said Curtis Actions have inspired parents. One insisted on paying for a students bike, while another donated $100 for the gifts.
‘We are just thankful for his spirit, and his kindness and his generosity to the kids” Wilcox said.
The bus driver used his past as motivation to give to others. He recalled getting a pair of socks from his aunt growing up.
“When you’re going to school and you have a hole in your socks, that new pair of socks meant something to you,” he said