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KENNEWICK, Wash. – A bus driver with a big heart is getting a lot of attention for taking care of his students as if they were his own kids.

According to the Kennewick School District in Washington, bus driver John Lunceford noticed one of his student was crying when he picked him up Thursday morning. The boy’s hands and ears had turned red from the cold.

Without a moment’s hesitation, Lunceford did what he could to help.

“I put my gloves on his and told him, ‘It’ll be OK, it’ll be OK,” said Lunceford.

Lunceford is a U.S. Army veteran has has been driving buses for the Kennewick School District for three years.

Right after dropping the kids off at school, Lunceford went to a nearby store and bought ten hats and ten gloves in black and pink. He went back to the school, tracked the student down, and handed him a pair of gloves and a hat.

“I’m a grandfather, you know,” Lunceford says. “No one wants a kid to suffer like that.”

Lunceford is now handing out the hats and gloves to kids who don’t have any.