DES MOINES — 12-year-old Sanel Pehlic is ready to head to school each day before 7 a.m.
But he’s also excited to see one of his best friends: his bus driver, Tammy “Tete” Simmons.
“She’s always smiling,” said Sanel’s mother, Munerva Pehlic. “Every day she comes at 6:40 in the morning and she’s smiling, she’s happy, she’s greeting these kids.”
The Pehlic family reached out to Local 5 saying their son with special needs was giving his bus driver a special gift Thursday morning.
See how “Tete” does more than just drives kids to school, and how one small gift is showing appreciating for a school district employee going above and beyond.
Local 5’s Lakyn McGee has the story.