If your evening commute involves sweating on a crowded BART train, this story might make you think twice before grumbling about it.
A wheelchair-bound 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy recently rode BART for the first time, a request granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation (the same organization that transformed S.F. into Gotham City for Batkid).
Watch in the above video as Austin James claps his hands with pure joy while being wheeled onto a BART train in Richmond, near his San Pablo home where his fascination with trains grew from listening to the horns. James went to El Cerrito and back, hanging out with the train operator and making announcements on the PA system, and then took a tour of the maintenance facility, as BART’s blog details.
No surprise, it was the first time any local kid had asked Make-A-Wish for a ride on BART.