Montrealers are often eager to jump on the STM-hating bandwagon. Starting off your day on an overcrowded bus that was 20 minutes late is a sure-fire way to be in a bad mood for the rest of the day. And there is no reason for so many buses to be breaking down on a regular basis.

But today is Friday, it's sunny and I'm looking forward to the weekend. And I think that we all need a little positivity. It's easy to hate on the STM, but there are anecdotes out there that are so sweet they not only restore my faith in the STM but in humanity more generally.

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TL;DR I've compiled a list of tweets, posts and personal stories that people have posted praising STM employees for being upstanding human beings.

Our own Jeremy has written about his feel-good story: you can check it out here.

And we've covered the singing metro driver in the past. This man in particular has made people really happy:

People really do appreciate good drivers:


This post describes a bus driver of the 150 line who stopped the bus to help a woman who fell and hit her head on the ice. The post shows that sometimes buses are late for a good reason. But people will still complain that the bus was late...

I would like to give a special shoutout to STM drivers who see you taking your life in your hands by running on the icy sidewalks to catch the bus and wait for you.

The "Les Conseils de Michèle" campaign was not popular with everybody, but most can agree that it was a pretty fun time:

Gotta love all the perks that the STM gives out as well! Last year they gave out free phone bands!

And if you didn't like those announcements, there's bound to be at least one that catches your attention:

My personal favourite story? The metro driver with a sense of humour who played blink 182's "All The Small Things." Of course, the whole train had to sign along to "carry me hoooome...."

What are your best STM stories?


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