What makes for a great taxi ride? For me, simply arriving at my destination at a reasonable price is satisfaction enough, perhaps a bit of friendly small talk too. However, since Uber and other ride-share services arrived on the scene with their rating system, drivers have had to step up their game if they want to keep getting those fares. Of course, for many drivers it's not about the ratings at all, they simply pride themselves on delivering a great service.
Spending a working life with strangers hopping in and out of the car means lots of interesting and memorable encounters not only for the driver, but for the passengers too! We here at Bored Panda have collected a list of occasions when people took taxi rides that were so special, they just had to share. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and share your own stories in the comments!
#1 This Uber Driver
#2 This Is My Uber Driver Beni, He Took Me To The Hospital And Keeping Me Company Since Most Of My Family Lives Out Of The State
#3 My Cab Driver Tonight Was So Excited To Share With Me That He’d Made The Cover Of The Calendar. I Told Him I’d Help Let The World See
#4 A Note Hanging From This Taxi Driver's Steering Wheel
#5 My Uber Driver Was A Slimmer, Cooler, Mustached Version Of Myself
#6 Our Halloween Uber Driver Asked Us To Pose For A Picture With Her That She Could Send To Scare Her Husband - Who Was Worried About Her Driving Out Late. Mission Accomplished
#8 I Just Rode With The Highest Rated Uber Driver In NYC
Mustapha speaks four languages, studies computer programming at night at community college, has driven over 10,000 people, and has a rating of 4.96. Truly one of the nicest most inspiring people out there.