You’ve never had a cab ride (or Uber) like this.
When Cristina Tan hailed a cab in the busy streets of Manila she was ready to be home after a long day. An elderly cabbie picked her up and they began snaking their way through crowded streets. That’s when the 70-year-0ld driver began confiding in Tan.
The cabbie began telling Tan about his family – they were the reason he had not yet retired. The hardworking patriarch didn’t mind long days on the road, but sometimes they became too much.
Moments later, the elderly man realized his day had taken its toll, and advised Tan to find another cab. He was so exhausted that he felt it was unsafe to drive.
It was then that Cristina offered to drive the cab in his stead.
At first, the elderly driver turned down Christina’s offer, auguring that it would be improper for her to take his place… but Tan’s gentle persistence and the man’s overwhelming drowsiness won out in the end.
Moments after the duo switched places, the elderly man was sleeping deeply and even snoring as Tan drove herself to her home some distance away.
As Tan drove, she couldn’t resist snapping a selfie of her temporary cabbie position. Several people even attempted to hail the taxi while she was driving, but Tan resisted the urge to pick them up and drove herself home.
In the end, the elderly cab driver got an invigorating (and possibly life saving) snooze and Tan got a huge kick out of the trip. Some rules are meant to be broken, and in this case it’s clear it was the right thing to do.
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