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Rapid Fare Enforcement Officer Stands up to Bullies

Rapid Fare Enforcement Officer stops bullying taking place at a Silver Line station.

Have you seen the viral video about bullying that was filmed here in Grand Rapids? The “Who Will Stop Bullying?” video by Grand Rapids native Rob Bliss been making its way around the internet for about a month. The video features Rapid passengers and onlookers witnessing a girl being bullied by others while sitting at the Fulton Street Silver Line station. Unbeknownst to the passengers, these girls are actresses and the scenarios are being filmed. How people react is pretty amazing.

We were proud to see one of our employees featured as he did his part to stop the bullying taking place at the Silver Line station. His name is Charles and he’s a Fare Enforcement Officer on the Silver Line. If you’re a regular Silver Line rider, you may be familiar with his welcoming smile and kind demeanor. Charles was just as surprised as we were to find out that he was featured in a video that has nearly 10 million views on just one YouTube channel.

We took a moment to ask Charles what it was like to be featured in the video, as well as share a bit more about himself. Find out what he has to say:

We’re incredibly fortunate to have a wonderful staff of individuals keeping our community moving!

Have you witnessed an act of kindness while riding the bus?

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.