The Metropolitan Transit Authority, the agency New Yorkers love to hate, is tugging your heartstrings this Earth Day with a series of adorable videos featuring children thanking you for riding mass transit.
There are individual videos for the subway, the bus system, the Long Island Railroad, and Metro-North.
The wise young ones note your likely reasons for opting to ride with the masses, citing the time and money saved and traffic avoided.
Occasionally they come up with a more specific reason.
"You did it because it's fun to look out the window," says one boy matter-of-factly in the bus video.
A triad of tiny scientists hold up wonky carbon dioxide models, informing the viewer of the 20 pounds of greenhouse gases the environment is being spared.
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Ultimately, they all sweetly acknowledge your sacrifice for them (in the form of not burning up the planet they're stuck living on longer than you will be).
"You did it for me," a bow-tied young'un nods seriously.
According to the MTA, the longer the trip and the more congestion one would encounter by driving, the more greenhouse gas emissions are saved. So you can ride the train feeling smug about all the traffic you're not sitting in for more reasons than one!
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