Bus driver braids girl's hair everyday after finding out her mom died and dad can't help

Apr 08, 2018
10:00 P.M.
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This bus driver certainly went above and beyond the call of duty in helping this little girl.


Isabella Pieri from Alpine, Utah, was absolutely devastated when she lost her mother to a rare illness when she was just a little girl. 

Unfortunately, losing her mother had other consequences too. As reported by Metro UK, Isabella's grieving father, Philip Pieri, was lost without his wife, and had no idea what to do with his daughter's long hair. 

Desperate to keep it neat and tidy, he ended up giving her a crew cut as it was easily manageable. 

When school bus driver Tracy Dean next saw the little girl, she asked what had happened for her hair to have been cut so short.


She was saddened when Isabella explained that her mother had passed away and her dad didn't know how to do her hair. She offered to help the little girl, every single day, on her way to school. 

Instead of simply driving the bus every day and despositing the children at school, she would take the time to also style Isabella's hair for her. 


Years later, Dean is still doing 11-year-old Isabella's hair for her, only now the young girl is sporting long brown locks instead of a crew cut!

"It makes me feel like she’s a mum pretty much to me. And it makes me excited for the next day to see what she does," Isabella explained of the kind bus driver. 

"I originally just gave her a crew cut because I didn’t know how and it was all tangled and I couldn’t get it out for anything. Tracy didn’t have to step up, but she stepped up to help out. I was amazed," Philip said. 

Today, Isabella isn't the only one who enjoys the hair styling of the wonderful bus driver. Other little girls on the bus also have the lovely Ms Dean fixing their hair in the mornings before school! 

Teachers at the school have praised Dean for what she does, as they believe that with her help many of the young girls have gained a lot of confidence in themselves. 

For her part, Dean is just happy to put a smile on the little girls' faces.