Bus Driver Holds Little Girl Back on Bus After Children Hop Off, Dad Learns It’s for Her Hair

This caring woman is not your average bus driver.


Mothers are those special humans who seem to possess a bunch of super powers. They take care of the house, run errands, and always know where things are. So with our moms by our side, we should never worry that we will ever fail.

Sweet Isabella, a nine-year-old from Utah had a special bond with her mom Patricia Pieri. Every morning, this mom would make sure her daughter’s hair was nicely braided or put in a perfect bun.

Sadly, Patricia was suffering from a rare brain illness ever since Isabella was three, and she fought as much as she could, but lost the fight and left her sweet girl devastated.

Isabella’s dad, Philip, did all he could for the girl to overcome the loss. He even tried doing her hair the way her mom did, by no matter how much effort he put, it never looked the same.

“She’d get mad at me for pulling her hair. I didn’t know how to do it. One day [Isabella] came home and it looked beautiful. I call her my princess and she looks the part, she plays the part and her confidence is way up, which is what I’ve been intending.”

He was left puzzled and wondered who could do his girl’s hair that nicely?

Well, it turned out the person who took time to help Isabella style her hair was the 47-year-old bus driver Tracy Dean. This woman isn’t like any other bus driver out there. She truly is very special as always keeps close eye on everyone on her bus making sure they are safe and sound.

As caring as she is, Tracy noticed Isabella had a hard time putting her hair in a bun, so she decided to step in and lend a helping hand.

Having four children on her own, Tracy is aware that looks matters a lot to kids Isabella’s age so she makes sure she holds her back while the rest of the students are off the bus to help her do her hair.

“I could tell she was struggling with her hair. We usually do two French braids first and once in a while she just wants one braid. I also taught her how to brush her hair. She’d get on the bus and she’d say, ‘I brushed my hair. Does it look good? I’ll say, ‘You did awesome.’”

Needless to say, Philip is very thankful for everything this caring woman does for Isabella. Maybe it doesn’t seem like much to others, but it means the world to this girl who lost her mother at such young age.

“She’s such a nice woman.”

Tracy is happy she can help Isabella feel better about herself. She is a cancer survivor and always asks herself what if it were her children in Isabella’s place.

“It’s just the way my mom raised me, to be nice to everyone—people who need a little love in their life. I like to give all of the kids a chance—even the naughty kids.”

Take a look at the video below for the whole story. Isabella is very grateful for everything Tracy is doing for her. Please share this story with your family and friends, maybe it will inspire someone to do an act of kindness.