Jack Mutch, 10, sent a heartwarming letter to Arriva which earnt him a bus trip, a bag of goodies, and tour of Birkenhead bus depot. A 10-year-old boy with a simple dream had his wish fulfilled after he wrote a heartwarming letter to Arriva North West.
Jack Mutch, 10, from Speke, explained how he had a ‘dream’ of becoming a bus driver and that mode of public transport ‘inspire’ him. He was rewarded for his enthusiasm with a tour of Arriva’s depot in Birkenhead, and was then given goodies, including a high-vis jacket with his name on and a sliver Arriva pen. Jack said in his letter: “I have a dream that I want to be a bus driver because they inspire me and they get people around to their destinations.
He went on to say: “I hope that everybody stops putting their feet on the seat, and that people should not leave their litter, otherwise I would spend my time cleaning them until they are spotless.
“I want to respect the fellow passengers, so they feel welcome on Arriva buses, when they are coming back to the depot they should get a maintenance check up to make people feel warm in their heart.”
It was after mum Laura Eedle, sent the letter, which Jack wrote at school, that the unexpected reward arrived.
The pair were picked up from Speke and taken to the depot for the tour and goodie bag.
The pair’s brilliant day was then topped off with a free trip home.
Laura said of Jack: “He’s been obsessed with buses since he was two.
“I didn’t expect Arriva to reply but they were just amazing.
It was a brilliant day, it made his dream come true.
She added that she wanted to thank Arriva’s depot staff Len, Chris, Alex and Richard.