Karen Klein, the bus monitor who was verbally abused, has announced that because of the kindness of strangers she will now retire.
Klein, 68, was caught on video being bullied on the bus she was on and the video was put online. It caught the attention of Toronto resident Max Sidirov, and he launched a fundraising drive for her so she could go on a holiday.
Sidirov, 25, only had a goal of $5,000 but his campaign wrapped up on Friday night and he ended up raising a total of $703,873, according to The Star.
According to National Post, Klein will retire from being a bus monitor, and that she has a few ideas about what she would like to do with the money. She said that she would like to save some of the money and invest it into a few things to make the cash grow. She went onto say that she would like to donate some money to a few groups that she has in mind.
According to Huffington Post, Sidirov said that he was shocked at how much money was donated to the fundraiser but he said that the overwhelming support for Klein warmed his heart up.
Sidirov went onto say that he thinks people love to get around for a good cause and they love to help someone who is in need or for somebody who cannot stand up for themselves.