Portland’s transit company sent a special bus to pick up one of their regular riders, 102 year old Vida Trout.

The distinguished East Portland retiree uses the bus to travel to her many volunteer positions and last Wednesday was surprised when the sign identifying the approaching bus read, “Happy Birthday Vida”.

Inside was a TriMet employee who led the passengers in a birthday song, and passed out cupcakes and a gift for Vida — free rides for the rest of her life. OregonLive.com reports that Vida’s sister lived to be 104, so she might be enjoying her special status on the bus for a long time.

Obviously TriMet deserves one check one box for excellent customer service and another for the appreciation shown its customers — at least on this July 29 run

(WATCH the short video below or READ the story at Oregon Live)

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