One bus driver is helping a little girl without a mom get ready every morning, proving not only are there still good people in the world but a little compassion goes a long way.
For years 11-year-old Isabella Pieri has had to get herself ready for school in the mornings. According to the local Fox News station in Alpine, Utah, Pieri’s mother passed away from a rare illness a few years ago when she was just a little girl. Although her father has done a great job raising her, there is one area he could not help the young girl with: her hair.
“I originally just gave her a crew cut because I didn’t know how, and it was all tangled and I couldn’t get it out for anything,” Philip Pieri shared.
Soon Isabella simply began pulling her hair back into a ponytail as she headed off to school. However, one day she noticed her school bus driver Tracy Dean putting one of the other little girls hair into a braid. Isabella got the courage to ask Dean if she would also braid her hair.
It was a no brainer for the bus driver, who now does both of the little girl's hair each day before school.
“You can’t be shy, you’ve got to talk to them. You treat them like your own kids, you know. Seven years ago, I found out I had breast cancer, and that’s one of the things that went though my head, who is going to take care of my little ones? Not that my husband couldn’t do it, but you know, that’s what mom’s do. They do their kids’ hair,” shared the amazing woman who has changed little Isabella and her father’s life.
Tracy Dean is changing Isabella Pieri’s life by doing her hair every day. The emotional story has gone viral, but no one knows how much of a difference Dean is making better than the Pieri family.
“It makes me feel like she’s a mom pretty much to me. And it makes me excited for the next day to see what she does,” shared Isabella
Her dad is also forever grateful for Dean.
“Tracy didn’t have to step up, but she stepped up to help out, I was amazed,” said Peter Pieri.
What an inspiring woman Dean is and it just goes to show that the littlest act can make the biggest difference.