Bus driver Crochets A Toy For Every Child On Her Route

July 14, 2017
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A bus driver of Waukesha, Wisconsin has really gone the extra mile (no pun intended)!

Ten-year old Vincent now goes to bed every night with a crocheted taco – his school bus driver, Trudy Serres,made it for him.

“I crochet when I am in between my routes,” Serres said to CNN. “The kids would see my yarn and ask what I was making.” 

Then one day, Vincent dared Serres to make a taco – which is his favorite food to eat.

Serres became bored with the normal blankets, hats and scarves, so she gladly accepted Vincent’s challenge. “I told him I’m pretty sure I can,” Serres said.

Then 2 days later, she came back with a handmade yarn taco to give to Vincent.

“And Vincent said ‘that is so cool! I got a taco. Look what Ms. Trudy made!'” Serres said.

From there on, the bus driver received numerous crochet requests from other students.

I’ve made a hockey player with team uniform colors with a stick, ice cream cones, chocolate covered strawberries, a football, unicorns, Darth Vader and four Yodas,” Serres told CNN.

Thus far, Serres has crocheted over 30 items for the children and it took her about 4 months to complete them all.

Some of the childrent take the toys to church, vacation and a few snuggle with them at night in bed.

“It’s an awesome feeling because most children you give them a toy and they throw it in the corner after two plays,” Serres said.

The parents of these children say they are excited about what Serres is doing.

Vincent’s Mother, Peggy Lamon, says she loves how well Serres treats all 3 of her kids on her bus route.

“She keeps an eye on my kids and I appreciate that,” Lamon told CNN. “She knows each kid on the bus.”

Serres says that she’ll stick to crocheting as a hobby.

“I only did it for my students. I don’t want to make a business out of it,” Serres said.

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