It’s not every day that the kindness of others touches our lives. It’s not every day that seasoned transportation workers go out of their way for the commuters they serve. But on this day, that’s just what happened.
In a blog entitled, “Life with Roozle”, mother Casey Carey-Brown expresses her heart felt appreciation for the workers of Boston’s MTBA who went above and beyond to save her 3 year old daughter’s stuffed animal from the path of an oncoming train.
As she and her daughter, Riley, exited the train at the Green Street station in Jamaica Plain, the child’s toy fell from the stroller and landed on the train tracks below.
The little girl’s distress was immediately apparent and in spite of her mother’s assurances that they could get another one, she insisted on having her “friend” back. Fearful that her friend would be squished by the train, Riley became even more upset.
The MTBA worker called the oncoming train and alerted it to the problem. The train stopped, allowing the worker to safely retrieve Riley’s “friend” and then the train moved on.
The next day, mother and daughter got a chance to thank Fannie Matchette, the quick-acting MTBA worker who saved Riley’s stuffed animal and thank her in person. Matchette was delighted to have made the little girl’s day.
While it may not seem like a big deal, it’s not every day that the trains get stopped for personal reasons like this. According to Carey-Brown, the workers at the MTBA that day went above and beyond and Riley is happy about it too.