While we think twice before booking a cab in the middle of the night, this cabbie completely restored our faith in humanity.
Reportedly, an Uber cab driver named Santosh dropped off a mother-daughter duo at their destination at around 1 AM. But the gate to their residence was closed and for some reason, they were not able to access it.
The driver's job was done here and he could have left. But instead, he chose to wait with the two women for 1.5 hours till the gate opened.
He even refused to pick up another passenger who had booked a trip, saying that he cannot leave two women alone in the middle of the night.
I know. He was like how can I leave 2 women and go. Another passenger was harassing him (next ride) and he was like I am sorry but I cannot leave them— Priyashmita Guha (@priyashmita) October 14, 2018
Soon after, the woman shared the incident on Twitter.
hey @Uber_India , wanted to tell you about your driver Santosh. Last night the place we were staying had it's gate was closed. It was 1 AM. He refused to let us go & waited for 1.5 hours till we got in. Kudos to him. Mom and I eternally grateful pic.twitter.com/tIjz9n2A8O— Priyashmita Guha (@priyashmita) October 14, 2018
And then, the compliments came flooding in.
Uber pls pass on the message he is getting from ppl on twitter. Let's appreciate and keep him motivated. We need ppl like him.— Navdeep Soni (@navdeepsoni) October 14, 2018
Really nice that you posted...such a good man— Saileena (@saileenas) October 14, 2018
Next time if he's your driver, tell him we all very much appreciate him.— Jainendra (@JainendraNahata) October 15, 2018
Even Uber responded and expressed their happiness.
The ability to truly go the extra mile and cater to one another in tough times is something that we are proud to recognize in #uberstar Santosh. Thanks for sharing. You made us smile, ear to ear! 😍— Uber India Support (@UberINSupport) October 15, 2018
A good deed never goes unnoticed.