Every day we hear stories about cab drivers harassing passengers, especially those coming out of India. However, this one story will melt your heart. Facebook user Anirban Banerjee on 12th December posted a heartfelt account of his journey with Uber along with a picture of the driver.
The post reads:
Listen to this.
On my way back home, last Friday, my Uber driver, while we were waiting at a traffic signal, suddenly got out of the car and opened the rear door, where I was sitting. He asked me to shift to the other side and folded the seat to take out something. I was a bit alarmed at the very suddenness of his movement but as I saw him pull out a leather jacket, I thought I had understood the situation and went on to pass one of my usual useless comments – ”kaafi thand ho gayi hai” (The winters are getting colder). Then, as the signal had turned green and Delhi, as per character, was blaring car horns at us, he got into his seat, rolled his window down and gave his leather jacket to a homeless man who was only wearing trousers.
”Sach me Sir, kaafi thand hai.” (Really Sir, it’s very cold!)
I often rant about Uber drivers and co-passengers but this is not one of those. This man advised me to keep old clothes handy in my car or even give them to cab drivers like himself, who could then pass them on to those who definitely need them more.