GLADSTONE, Ore. — A grandfather here bought a unique gift for his grandchildren this Christmas: a school bus.

Doug Hayes decided about six months ago, according to a Dec. 20 post shared by his wife, Amy Hayes, on his Facebook page, to buy a school bus so he could take his grandchildren to school. “We'd sing songs, talk, and it would be something unforgettable they did with their grandfather,” his wife, Amy Hayes, quotes him in the post.

Hayes, who has 10 grandchildren, according to KGW8, named the bus the “Grandfather Express.” He will begin taking some of his grandchildren, who attend a small, private school that doesn’t have school bus service, to school in January. (Five of Hayes’s grandkids aren’t old enough to attend school yet, but two more will be old enough to ride the bus next year, CNN reports.) Hayes told CNN that after seeing his grandchildren getting dropped off by their parents at their school in their cars, in the car line every day, and that the kids said they would like to have a school bus.

View photos on Doug Hayes’s Facebook page of the “Grandfather Express” below.

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Nicole Schlosser

Nicole Schlosser

Former Executive Editor

Nicole was an editor and writer for School Bus Fleet. She previously worked as an editor and writer for Metro Magazine, School Bus Fleet's sister publication.

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