Milwaukee, Wisconsin bus driver John Reed carries hundreds of passengers every day, but only one has become his very best buddy. Each morning, 4-year-old Sebastiana Ballstrerl and her mom are waiting at a bus stop on the Green Line to go to school and work. When Sebastiana sees the bus coming, she waves at the driver and jumps up and down for joy as he honks the bus horn and waves back. As she boards, Sebastiana wishes Reed a good morning and tells him the latest news from her 4-year-old life.
She wrote him a Valentine, and he gave her one too, but soon Reed will be reassigned to another route. He knows he'll miss his favorite passenger, so he gave her a gift bag with a coloring book, a stuffed animal and a card which said, "Your happy smile and warm 'good mornings' have brightened my everyday. I want to thank you for being a great example for others to follow."