Best Public Transit Workers Ever Save 3-Year-Old’s Stuffed Bunny On Tracks
2:30 pm, June 10th | by Laura Donovan
Stories like this make me wish we had a “warm and fuzzy” article category at The Jane Dough, but as pretty much everyone knows, most news isn’t about roses, sunflower fields, or bunches of sunshine. That’s why I was beyond moved by the Boston T employees who stopped an oncoming train from approaching to save a 3-year-old girl, Riley’s stuffed bunny.
After little Riley’s toy, “Nummy” fell onto the train tracks, her mother approached a customer service agent for some assistance. MBTA dispatcher Rhiannon Bernier contacted the following car about the situation and train operator Frank Limone halted the train so he could pluck Nummy off the rails.
“It’s the job. It was good that we were able to get it for her,” Limone told the Boston Herald.
Nummy came out of the gross experience mostly unscathed with just “a tiny mark of dirt on his arm,” but let’s be honest: Those tracks are disgusting, so he’s lucky he didn’t get eaten up by a rat or covered in brown slush in the short period of time he was away from his sweet owner’s arms. All right, no need for gruesomeness in this otherwise amazing story.
Bottom line: Public transit staffers are just as awesome as chivalrous superhuman Ryan Gosling. Give one a hug next time you commute by metro to work.