On Saturday night, 21-year-old Sam Baggley was getting drinks with his girlfriend and her mother at the Borough Market in London when a commotion outside stole their attention. Terrorists wielding knives had started attacking civilians at random.
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“It was chaos,” recalled Sam. “We were just running for dear life.”
Later Sam discovered that the assault was part of a larger act of terrorism on London, including a brutal attack on London Bridge. In one night, 7 people were killed and 48 injured.
As Sam fled the area, along with hundreds of other panicked Londoners, his party was picked up by a cab driver who drove them to safety. The driver not only refused to accept their money (a fare of £60), he told them that he’d previously been on the scene at London Bridge, ferrying terrified people to safety in the wake of the first attack.
For Sam, the driver’s selflessness was a ray of light in the midst of darkness. He took to Facebook to try and identify the man.
“As chaotic as it all was, as you can imagine getting away from the scene was difficult,” wrote Sam in a Facebook post. “An amazing and kind man, called Darren (I didn’t get his surname) from Maidstone, picked us up, and others, in his black cab, and took us and many others away from danger, giving up his night and safety helping others.”
With the help of social media, Sam was able to track down the cab driver, Darren Kenny.
“It really goes to show that there are some genuine and kind people out there,” wrote Sam.
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