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NEW YORK –  A bus driver in New York is being called a hero after he saved a woman from jumping off a bridge.

Darnell Barton spotted a woman on the wrong side of the guard rail, glaring down at a busy expressway.

He stopped the bus, which was full of passengers at the time, and called out to her.

When he didn’t get a response from her, Barton got off the bus and coaxed her off the ledge.

He then sat down with her and put his arm around her.

When he got back on the bus, Barton received a standing ovation from his passengers.

He says he believes he was driving by at that moment for a reason.