Bus driver becomes online sensation after serenading passengers

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A First bus driver has become an online sensation after serenading passengers with ‘Let it Snow’ whilst stuck in traffic in Norfolk.

The X1 service from Lowestoft was delayed for approximately two and a half hours, as the Beast from the East caused delays on the A146 on approach to Norwich last month.

Carl Harding decided to cheer his passengers up and keep them entertained by recording the 30-second clip.

As the video begins Carl says: “At First we are committed to getting our passengers to work on time and safely, however today we’ve been stuck for two and a half hours, so what is a bus driver gonna do?”

He then proceeds to start singing ‘Let it Snow’ and the clip ends as the passengers join in with him.

The clip was later posted on social media and has been viewed 67,000 times and shared by 1,674.

Passengers sing along with Carl © SWD/Deadline News

Carl from Great Yarmouth said: “It started as a joke for the lads and now so many people have liked it, what can I say but those that know me I’m just Carl and just like to see people happy.”

Gemma Bullen commented: “This guy is amazing.”

Lisa Hewitt Corbett wrote: “Wish all bus drivers were as happy as you! That’s the spirit.”

Tracey Hrabec added: “Had the pleasure of working with Carl and his wife what a brilliant character he is.”

Chris Speed, Head of Operations at First Eastern Counties Buses said: “Carl had been stuck in traffic due to snow so he did this to cheer the customers up.”