An image of a bus driver grabbing a preschooler making headlines

Children may experience anxiety on their first day of school, particularly those going to kindergarten or preschool.

While some children can’t wait to get back to the routine that school gives, others would prefer to spend the entire day at home binge-watching Netflix or playing online games.


Axel, a little boy from Wisconsin, was brought by his mother, Amy Johnson, into the large yellow bus for the first day at school.

He first gave off the impression that everything was great, but as he got closer to the noisy, unpleasant car, his anxiety increased.


He was beginning 4K, a pre-kindergarten year in an elementary school for children who are four and younger.

However, he started crying as soon as he saw the bus that was going to take him to school and far from his mother.

“He was super excited to go, but when the bus came around corner he was really quiet. The bus opened the door and I looked at him and he started crying.”

Amy stood up. He clung to her strongly even after Axel tenderly and encouragingly placed him on the school bus. He wasn’t going to release.


Isabel Lane, the bus driver, felt really bad for the adorable child who was having a breakdown on the bus.

She said: “I told him, ‘Buddy, you got this and will have so much fun.”

Amy made a hasty attempt to get off the bus so that the journey to school might continue and Axel may, perhaps, gather himself, but he kept clutching for her.

The adorable youngster didn’t want his mother to leave him.

The bus driver, Isabel, recalled: “I stuck my hand behind the seat as maybe something else to grab onto and he grabbed my hand.”


“I could see that he needed to be comforted and that was the best I could do at the time.”

The mom hurried down the bus steps and turned around to look at her boy one more time in the hopes of getting a picture of him. She made a quick decision that left her heartbroken and left her feeling incredibly grateful for Isabel.

When the Augusta Police Department viewed Amy’s photograph, they liked it posted it on social media. many people have expressed admiration and gratitude to the bus driver.

“I didn’t think it was that big of a deal personally. It was just something I felt I should do. If you see someone struggling, just reach out a hand. You don’t have to say anything. But it can make a big difference in someone’s day,” Isabel confided.

Fortunately, Isabel and Axel engaged in conversation, and by the time they arrived at the end of his path, he had stopped sobbing.


Isabel thought that every pupil should be aware of their own importance.

Axel had a difficult start to his first day of school, but Amy said he gets on the bus every day eager to attend and “loves school.”

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