Uber Driver Reacts To Passenger Talking About Her Personal Struggles.
Uber drivers. What can you really say about them? They drive and they’re there. And, in this instance, one Uber driver in Buffalo was really there for someone.
Uber driver Lamiyah Jabbar had picked up a fare earlier this month and the woman needed a ride to where she worked, which was the fast-food restaurant Tim Hortons.
The woman’s name was Diane, and during much of the ride to work she talked to Lamiyah about some financial issues she was going through. She told her she had not had any money to buy herself anything in such a long time, and that she would just wait until Christmas and maybe get a gift of clothing that she could use.
After Lamiyah dropped her off at work and drove away, she couldn’t stop thinking about Diane’s words.
Says Lamiyah: “This was on my mind from the moment she got out my car, so I had to contribute. Can you imagine waiting till Christmas just to get a robe, house shoes and a outfit for church? We tend to take things for granted, but why not help someone else if you can?”
With that heavy on her mind, Lamiyah drove to a nearby Old Navy store and bought Diane a dress. She also picked up a $50 gift card for her.
A little later in the day Lamiyah and a friend drove through Tim Hortons drive through, as Diane was handing out the orders at the window. As the friend next to Lamiyah recorded, Lamiyah asked Diane if she remembered her, then had to remind her that she was her Uber driver earlier in the day. And regarding the things they discussed during that ride, Lamiyah presented her with the bag containing the dress she had bought her and then gave her the $50 gift card.
Diane was just floored. She could not believe Lamiyah’s kindness toward her. She told Lamiyah that the work day had been really rough, but her sweet gesture made life so much better. And Lamiyah herself enjoyed helping Diane out all the more.