The Montevallo neighborhood is famous with bus driver Wayne Price.
The good-hearted man spent many years working as a contractor before leaving his business to assist with the Youth Ministry.
Then, five years later, he began operating a school bus, where he quickly earned the respect of many of the students. In reality, Price has been close enough to the children to understand how specific events would effect their day, such as in this instance.
On December 11, early in the morning, Price received a call informing her that due to inclement weather, schools would be closed for an additional two hours that morning.
While children in other cities would be thrilled to learn that their school day had been cut short, in Montevallo, this meant that they might go without food.
Because they qualify for free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches under the National School Lunch Program, two-thirds of the students at Montevallo Elementary School are low-income.
Most children would be hungry if the school was closed in the morning since they wouldn’t have anything to eat until noon.
According to Montevallo Elementary School Principal Allison Campbell, TODAY:
Many pupils will not be able to eat as a result,
The fact that Price was aware of that says a lot about his character.
Price promptly devised a strategy as soon as he understood the ramifications for his students. He went to the neighborhood McDonald’s and bought breakfast sandwiches for every single child on his bus in addition to one for himself.
I asked the manager at McDonald’s, “Can you turn around 50 biscuits in 15 minutes and can you offer me as good of a bargain as possible?”
Price left the classroom carrying a package of sandwiches and gave each pupil a complimentary meal. “So, what do you want? I asked the kids as they came on. Sausage? He laughed as he asked TODAY, “McMuffin?”
“I adore my children. I received several fist bumps, high fives, “Love you, Mr. Price,” and “Thank you, Mr. Price.”
The tale went viral after the primary school posted it on its Facebook page.
They stated, “Mr. Price, one of our bus drivers, genuinely exemplifies the spirit of Christmas!” “On Tuesday, when we were unable to provide breakfast because of the snowy roads, he bought biscuits from McDonald’s for his full bus of pupils. What a kind deed that our youngsters will never forget!
“You have had a significant influence on the lives of our pupils, Mr. Price. Thank you!”