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Her kids call her Miss Nancy.
And they don’t just adore LSR7 bus driver Nancy Benge because she makes sure they get to and from school safely. “Miss Nancy” is quick to have gift cards and trinkets for her bus riders, many of whom have special needs. She sings on holidays and birthdays. She listens to stories and makes sure days starts with a warm greeting.
Florence McReynolds, an 87-year-old bus aide, had watched Nancy’s efforts with quiet admiration. So recently, she called KCTV5’s Surprise Squad, in which reporters host a TV segment in which the station helps and celebrates deserving citizens who are paying it forward.