John Lunceford can handle a cold winter in Kennewick, Washington.
What he can't handle is the sight of a child without a hat and gloves. So, he did something about it.
It all started when a little boy got on the bus after waiting in the bitter cold, freezing to the point of tears. Lunceford gave the boy his gloves to warm up.
"His ears were red and his hands were pink," the 52-year-old veteran and grandfather told Inside Edition. "I took my work gloves off and put them on his hands and he cried all the way to school. I told him 'it’ll be OK, it’ll be OK.'"
Upset by what he saw, Lunceford went to a local store and purchased 10 hats and ten sets of gloves. He then stopped by the school and, with the help of an administrator, dropped off one of each for the little boy.
Lunceford told other kids at the school that if they need a hat, mittens or both, to not hesitate to ask. When a little girl told Lunceford she needed a hat, he told her, "Sweetie, I'll give it to you when you get on the bus tonight.
His kind act happened last week, and since then Lunceford has become a viral sensation. This, however, doesn't faze him.
"It's not that big of a deal," he told IE. "I just did a nice thing for a kid."
"I wasn't doing it for popularity. I did it because it was the right thing to do. That's the way I was raised."
Lunceford pointed out that another bus driver buys shoes for kids, and that he is just following his lead by committing random acts of kindness.
“Kids can’t fend for themselves,” Lunceford added. “It’s up to us adults to take care of them. I’m a grandfather, you know. No one wants a kid to suffer like that.”
It's not clear why that little boy didn't have a hat and gloves to keep him warm that day, but it didn't matter to Lunceford.
"I'm an old softie," he joked.