Check out this story in the Boston Herald in early June about a Boston transit train that was halted, during rush hour, after a fallen stuffable animal fell on the tracks.
Exiting the Orange Line train at the Green Street Station in Jamaica Plain, little 3-year old Riley dropped her bunny stuffable animal, Nummy, on the tracks during a busy 5:30 p.m. commute. Nummy, Riley’s first ever stuffed animal and first ever friend, was now in jeopardy of being run over.
“Everyone saw it. You could hear this huge gasp,” Nummy’s grandmother and Riley’s mother Casey Carey-Brown told the Boston Herald.
“I really expected her to say: ‘No, I’m sorry. It’s rush hour. There’s nothing that can be done,’” Casey told the Boston Herald. “And, that would be the end of the story.”
But what happened next was simple. The attendant phoned ahead to another attendant, who phoned the conductor of the oncoming train in Nunny’s path. The train stopped and the conductor got out and placed Nummy on the edge of the platform for Riley to never let go of again.
Listen to the MBTA calls ahead to the conductor here, courtesy of the Jamaica Plain Patch.
Simply incredible. What would you do if your children’s stuffable animal was in danger of being killed?
Casey Carey-Brown blogs about her life with her daughter Riley, who she calls Roozle, and her wife Michelle, in “Life with Roozle.”