The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) partnered with a local child celebrity this Thanksgiving week to spread gratitude to bus drivers who are on the frontlines during the pandemic.
Five-year-old Justyn Boumah, a renowned author and chef, came up with the idea of thanking bus drivers with care packages he created himself. The care packages included items such as candy, snack crackers and stickers, along with face masks, hand sanitizer, and other personal protective equipment.
Boumah then added an even more personal touch by delivering the care packages himself to drivers during their shifts at the Bonneville Transit Center on Nov. 23. He wheeled his cart from bus to bus at the transit center, expressing his appreciation to each driver he met.
Officials from the RTC and its contractors expressed gratitude for the generous gesture and the drivers of RTC vehicles who are among the many essential workers dedicated to keep the city moving during this health crisis.
Boumah has previously been featured on local and national media for his efforts to thank other workers who have not stopped providing service during the pandemic.