Wrangler Rubicon and Toyotas Pair Up to Rescue City Bus in Canada

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Who knew saving the day could be so much fun?

Look, we all love off-roading, but sometimes life gets in the way and we can’t make it to the trails as much as we’d like to. Between work, family, and all the other commitments that pop up along the way, sometimes it’s just hard to pack everything, get your buddies together, and head out from civilization. But then, sometimes Mother Nature gives you a break. And when she does, you’d better use it.

That’s what this group of friends did in Montreal, Quebec in a video by Viral Hog The city was recently walloped with a winter blizzard. While most of the city was ground to a standstill, the buses kept running – well, until they couldn’t. Then, this owner of a red Jeep Wrangler Unlimited came to the rescue with the aid of friends in a Toyota Sequoia and V8-powered 4Runner. With a few tow ropes and a lot of 4×4 firepower, they get the crowded bus unstuck in a matter of minutes.

JK Jeep Wrangler Unlimited towing a Quebec city bus

Bad roads, good deeds

“My friends and I rescue this city bus in Montreal!” the original poster described, which was quickly reposted by ViralHog. “We take our three trucks, a Toyota 4Runner V8, a Toyota Sequoia and a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The bus was full of passengers and we had to pull them out of the snow and climb an icy hill.”

For starters, it looks absolutely nasty out there. The roads are a mess, the snow is falling, and that bus is wedged in a snowbank. Luckily, the Wrangler and two Toyotas are far from stock. The Japanese 4x4s both sport lift kits, huge tires, light racks, and snorkels, while the Jeep has a lift and a winch. In short, these guys look like they know how to handle tough terrain.

JK Jeep Wrangler Unlimited towing a Quebec city bus

With a set of tow ropes, they link from Sequoia to 4Runner to Wrangler to the bus. Then, they start revving. The first few tries are tough; not much is happening other than some wheelspin. But in a matter of minutes, those ropes go taut, and the bus is yanked from the bank and back to relatively dry pavement. Here’s hoping it stayed out of trouble for the rest of its route  – good samaritans or not, we doubt these four-wheelers stuck around until the bus driver got off shift.

Sometimes, road conditions deteriorate to the point where they’re as challenging as an off-road course. And when that happens, we love seeing Jeep owners (and their friends) jump into action and help people in need.

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James Derek Sapienza has worked as a writer and editor in the world of automotive journalism since 2015.

He has a BS in History at SUNY Brockport, with a focus on American popular culture. A fan of the classics with a special interest in German cars, he is a proud owner of a 1991 W124 Mercedes. He is a frequent contributor to Mustang Forums, MBWorld, 5Series, Rennlist, and more.

James can be reached at [email protected]

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