On his regular bus ride to high school one morning, Devontae Hudson spotted something unusual: A little boy sitting alone on the bus.
He got a funny feeling. Could the boy be lost?
“I looked over to see if anyone else was there and the bus was basically empty,” Hudson, 16, recalled.
Turns out, the perceptive Birchmount Collegiate Institute student was right — and on Friday afternoon, Hudson was honoured at the younger boy’s school, West Hill Public School, for what he did next.
The Grade 2 student he’d spotted, Confidence Eluozor, missed his stop along their shared bus route in Scarborough when he didn’t follow his sisters off the bus to West Hill.
On top of that, Eluozor had no idea where he was going because he’d only been living in Canada for three days after moving from Nigeria with his family.
“With this little boy still travelling on the bus, Devontae asked him his name, and he said, ‘My name is ‘Confidence,’ and that he did not …
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