Everyday, we read heartrending stories about women being physically violated or harassed in some way or the other. This one, however, is different.
A Mumbai woman took bus number 398, but by the time she reached the destination, it was already 1:30 AM.
Considering the times we live in, it can be scary for any woman, and realizing that the driver and conductor of the bus stayed on the stop with her until she found an auto safely.
The girl later posted about this on Twitter and thanked the driver for his touching gesture.
This is the reason i love #Mumbai I would like to thanks #Best Bus driver of 398 ltd. Who dropped me at 1.30 am at a deserted bus stop and asked me if someone is there to pick me up. To which i replied no. He made the entire bus wait until i got the auto. @WeAreMumbai— Sleeping Panda #Followback (@nautankipanti) October 5, 2018
Other people also responded with their stories of times when auto and bus drivers were nice and kind to them.
About 3 yrs ago, was here to answer an exam. Caught an auto from my hotel to the center. Missed the address and it took us a while to reach the location. When I freaked out because I was late and had no change to pay, I was asked to go and answer my paper well and pay whenever.🙂— Madhav Dessai (@madhavdessai) October 6, 2018
In late 90s, in Delhi, one RTV driver (RTV were legal, but not very famous) dropped me outside my home. I was coming from late tuition class. It was around midnight, bitterly cold and foggy.— Mohit Sharma (@Matsharma) October 5, 2018
This has happened with me too. I was travelling from pune to Mumbai.Met my lecturer on my way...when we reached boriwali bus station,knowing that I was alone & it was 11pm..he stood there with me, untill I booked a cab,gave me his and his wife's number in case I need any help.— @ntra (@antrajoshi3) October 5, 2018
Highly appreciative of the gesture, many people thanked the two.
This Driver is a role model, A grand salute to this amazing guy. He shud be nominated for a special award . So that he stands as a role model to all the folks— Dhananjay A Pai (@dhananjay_pai) October 6, 2018
Heart melting short story amidst sea of stories about sufferings,scams, violence,etc,etc. I love #Mumbai & have immense respect for BEST bus drivers. I salute #Bestbusdrivers & conductors for their sensitivity & alertness— Kirti Deolekar (@kirti_sd) October 6, 2018
@MumbaiPolice We must show appreciation and gratitude for such kind hearted people.He deserves to be appreciated in person because perhaps these tweets may never reach out to him.He needs to know his gesture is truly praise worthy 🙏— Zarna✨ #BawseBook (@zarnashah18) October 6, 2018
Such a touching gesture by the Best guys of our #Mumbai City!So happy to know that there is so much goodness in our world!— Shilpa 🐞 (@ShilpaGupte1) October 7, 2018
Guys like this are the real heroes— M Shayin (@MSHAYIN) October 6, 2018