In search of the SkyTrain Attendant behind the kind note

In search of the SkyTrain Attendant behind the kind note

A red, thank you note that says: "It's small acts of kindness that makes the world a better place. So thank you so very much for all your kindness and generosity."

Remember when someone did a random act of kindness for you? Or the time you did it for someone else?

For Sera Oh, it happened on the SkyTrain. But in this case, she gave some and she gained some.

The Metro Vancouver transit rider was taking the Millennium Line home from work on Monday evening when she noticed an elderly couple was trying to board.

Sera describes how a SkyTrain attendant held the door open for the couple so they could get on. Once they did, Sera gave up her seat for them.

What happened next was a heartwarming display of appreciation.

The SkyTrain attendant walked over to Sera and passed her a red envelope. There was a hand-written message on the back of it and inside a $5 Tim Horton’s gift card. The note read, “It’s small acts of kindness that make the world a better place. So thank you very much for all your kindness and generosity.”



“It was a beautiful and kind gesture,” she said about the actions of the SkyTrain attendant, but not one she expected. She said she was simply trying to do the right thing.

As part of TransLink’s transit etiquette, passengers are asked to be mindful of priority seating. The seats closest to the doors are for customers with mobility needs. This includes older people, people who are pregnant, people with disabilities or people with injuries.

Please keep in mind not all disabilities are visible, so if someone asks you for your seat because they have a disability, take them at their word and give up your seat.

“I did what we should all do. Let’s try to stay kind and caring.”

As for the mystery SkyTrain attendant who passed on the kind note, Sera would like to thank them for making her day.

“I was so moved by his kind heart!”

This Friday, March 18th is Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day, and we can’t think of a better way to kick it off. Thank you Sera for giving up your seat to someone who needed it more and for your kind words to our transit workers who help keep our region moving every day.

If we find out who the mysterious and kind SkyTrain attendant is, we will be sure to thank them on your behalf.

Have you witnessed any acts of kindness while taking transit? Tweet us @TransLinkNews or leave a comment below.