Everyday for five years, 93-year-old Louise Edlen waved to the bus of students from Arlington High who passed her house on their way to and from school. She became known as “the grandma in the window.”
But one September morning, grandma was nowhere to be seen. They immediately became concerned and desperately wanted to make sure that Edlen was okay. “It was kind of heartbreaking because she was always there,” seventh-grader Axtin Bandewerfhorst told KING 5.
So bus driver Carol Mitzelfeldt went to the elderly woman’s home armed with a bouquet of flowers. She told The Huffington Post, “I attached a note: ‘To the grandma in the window, we’re thinking of you. Love, the kids on bus 7 and bus driver, Carol.” After receiving the thoughtful note, Edlen’s husband Dave contacted Mitzelfeldt and explained that Louise had a stroke and was at a local rehabilitation center. The bus driver passed this message on to the students, who decided to do something special for their grandma.