Arlington, WA—For the past five years, Louise Edlen has spent her mornings and afternoons waving to the kids on the school bus as they pass her house. Several weeks ago, the students noticed that their "Grandma in the Window" was missing.
The bus driver, Carol Mitzelfeldt, took a bouquet of flowers to the house and learned from Louise's husband that she had suffered a stroke. When the kids learned that Louise was sick they decided to send her a message by taking a picture of all of them waving to her.
Posted by Arlington Public Schools, Arlington WA on Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Mitzelfeldt delivered the photo to Louise at the hospital and when she was able to return home later that week, the bus was decorated with a large "Welcome Home" sign to let her know she had been missed.
Mitzelfeldt has used the experience to remind her students of what's really important.
"Always treat people with kindness," she said. "And always treat people with compassion."
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