Kicker – The Grandpa Express


NICK EICHER, HOST: We know it’s the middle of January, but we’ve got one more great holiday story for you. 

Gladstone, Oregon resident Doug Hayes wanted to make this Christmas special for his 10 grandkids.  

Toys are video games are nice, but they’re soon piled up next to last year’s gifts. So, as Hayes told KGW.com…

HAYES: I thought, gee wiz, maybe there’s some way that I can give them a memory that will last all their life.

So he decided to give them some they could use everyday or at least every school day. 

His grandkids attend a small Christian school that doesn’t have buses. So they were thrilled when their Christmas gift pulled up in front of the house with grandpa at the wheel!

AUDIO: What? What’s that say? Grandpa Express? You got a bus!

That’s right! Hayes bought a small school bus emblazoned with the name “Grandpa Express” to drive his grandkids to school every day.  

And they were more than happy to break in their new wheels with a singalong.

AUDIO: The wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town…

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(Photo/Amy and Doug Hayes)

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