This bus driver started braiding a girl’s hair and providing her with more support after she lost her mom.
Tracy Dean explained, “It does make you feel better about yourself when your hair is done. Last year, I wanted to do her hair, but I just didn’t have the heart to say, ‘Hey, let me help ya.’ I didn’t want to hurt her feelings or anything. I knew that her mom died, but I didn’t know that it was just such a short time ago.”
After Isabella’s mother passed away her father didn’t know how to help her with her hair so Dean stepped in to help.
“I just kind of felt like somebody’s gotta step in and help this single man.” She explained. “That’s one of the things that went through my head — who’s going to help my kids get ready in the morning get their hair done? I think it’s easier for kids to talk to other adults better than it is to talk to their own parents.
Tracy has been a bus driver for 11 years and battled breast cancer 7 years ago. People are calling her a “hair angel” for braiding girls’ hair on her school bus.