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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

This Uber Driver

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Kaisu Rei
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so nice, I hope the passengers play bass heavy music when on board!

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    #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

    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

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    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

    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

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    #4

    A Note Hanging From This Taxi Driver's Steering Wheel

    A Note Hanging From This Taxi Driver's Steering Wheel

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    #5

    My Uber Driver Was A Slimmer, Cooler, Mustached Version Of Myself

    My Uber Driver Was A Slimmer, Cooler, Mustached Version Of Myself

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    #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

    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

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    #8

    I Just Rode With The Highest Rated Uber Driver In NYC

    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.

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    #9

    This Bangkok Taxi Driver Being A Real Bro

    This Bangkok Taxi Driver Being A Real Bro

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    #10

    Funding Our Uber Driver’s Vacations!

    Funding Our Uber Driver’s Vacations!

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    #11

    How To Receive 5 Stars As An Uber Driver

    How To Receive 5 Stars As An Uber Driver

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    Pamela24
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    It actually makes me sad how hard he tries. :( He's an Uber driver not a five star hotel on wheels and he shouldn't feel pressured to be.

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    #12

    My Uber Driver Had An NES Set Up In The Backseat

    My Uber Driver Had An NES Set Up In The Backseat

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    #13

    Mad Max Car

    Mad Max Car

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    Radityo Bagus
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Wait. You can have a Ford Falcon coupe as an Uber car? Daammnn.. If it were me, I would looovveee to drive the car, and my Uber driver can take a rest for a while....

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    #14

    He Wrote In The Comment That He Will Have A Cat With Him

    He Wrote In The Comment That He Will Have A Cat With Him

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    Kaisu Rei
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Nope. You don't take wild animals as domestic pets, you can't provide them everything they need. This is disgusting, I hope the driver reported the owner.

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    #15

    My Friend Is A Lyft Driver And Turned His Car Into A Voter Registration Booth

    My Friend Is A Lyft Driver And Turned His Car Into A Voter Registration Booth

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    #16

    Welcome To The Peach State! My Atlanta Lyft Driver Has Peaches Ready For Her Riders!

    Welcome To The Peach State! My Atlanta Lyft Driver Has Peaches Ready For Her Riders!

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    #17

    One More Way To Get 5 Stars

    One More Way To Get 5 Stars

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    #19

    I Don't Think The Uber Riders Will Find My Halloween Decoration As Funny As I Do

    I Don't Think The Uber Riders Will Find My Halloween Decoration As Funny As I Do

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    #20

    Starting My St Patrick's Day In This Uber

    Starting My St Patrick's Day In This Uber

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    #21

    Uber Driver's Hair Formed A Perfect 25

    Uber Driver's Hair Formed A Perfect 25

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    #22

    My Uber Driver Picked Me Up From The Airport In 5 Minutes, Which Is Insane Considering He Drove All The Way From 2002

    My Uber Driver Picked Me Up From The Airport In 5 Minutes, Which Is Insane Considering He Drove All The Way From 2002

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    #23

    My Sister’s Friend’s Uber Driver

    My Sister’s Friend’s Uber Driver

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    #24

    Getting Out Of My Lyft And The Driver Handed Me His Business Card

    Getting Out Of My Lyft And The Driver Handed Me His Business Card

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    i wish he would start a revolution and run the government as advertised.

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    #26

    This Taxi Driver Grows Chili Peppers And More On The Cup Holder

    This Taxi Driver Grows Chili Peppers And More On The Cup Holder

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    #27

    When Your Uber Driver Knows What's Important

    When Your Uber Driver Knows What's Important

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    #28

    We Asked Our Cab Driver What The Best Tip He Ever Got Was. Turns Out He Had Received That Tip Earlier Tonight!

    We Asked Our Cab Driver What The Best Tip He Ever Got Was. Turns Out He Had Received That Tip Earlier Tonight!

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    #29

    I Used Uber To Hail A Taxi, And This Guy Rolls Up In A Brand New Tesla S!

    I Used Uber To Hail A Taxi, And This Guy Rolls Up In A Brand New Tesla S!

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    #30

    My Uber Driver Has Sticky Notes From All Of His Passengers On The Roof Of His Car

    My Uber Driver Has Sticky Notes From All Of His Passengers On The Roof Of His Car

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    #32

    My Uber Driver Was Dressed Like Superman

    My Uber Driver Was Dressed Like Superman

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    Erin
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    5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Yeah, but why is he stuck to the roof of the car?!

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    #33

    This Is Roger My UPS Driver. He Stopped By On His Day Off And We Saw His License Plate

    This Is Roger My UPS Driver. He Stopped By On His Day Off And We Saw His License Plate

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    #34

    The Uber Driver I Got Today Gives Out Treats

    The Uber Driver I Got Today Gives Out Treats

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    #35

    Asked My Uber Driver For A Picture Of His Christmas Sweater This Afternoon

    Asked My Uber Driver For A Picture Of His Christmas Sweater This Afternoon

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    #36

    My Uber Driver Has A House Plant In His Car

    My Uber Driver Has A House Plant In His Car

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    #37

    My Uber Driver In Chicago Had Snacks That You Were Free To Take

    My Uber Driver In Chicago Had Snacks That You Were Free To Take

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    JillVille
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This is what the back of my seat looked like when I was the Mom Chauffeur for my own 4 kids - getting them to all their activities required lots of driving and snacks kept them from bugging each other, lol.

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    #38

    You Know You Are In LA When Your Lyft Driver Has His Headshot Strategically Placed For You To Notice

    You Know You Are In LA When Your Lyft Driver Has His Headshot Strategically Placed For You To Notice

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    #39

    Our Lyft Driver Was All In On Passenger Comforts. He Had 3 Types Of Chargers On Each Side, Food, And We Could Pick Any Music We Wanted

    Our Lyft Driver Was All In On Passenger Comforts. He Had 3 Types Of Chargers On Each Side, Food, And We Could Pick Any Music We Wanted

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    #40

    This Chinese Taxi Driver Grows Plants In His Cab

    This Chinese Taxi Driver Grows Plants In His Cab

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    #41

    My Cab Driver Is Reading "Learning To Drive"... While Driving

    My Cab Driver Is Reading "Learning To Drive"... While Driving

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    Kaisu Rei
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    That does not seem safe, like any of that, driving if you don't know how and reading while you're supposed to be focusing on driving

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    #42

    As An Uber/Lyft Driver, This Hat Works Wonders

    As An Uber/Lyft Driver, This Hat Works Wonders

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    #43

    My Uber Driver Had NBA Jam Hooked Up For Passengers To Pass The Time

    My Uber Driver Had NBA Jam Hooked Up For Passengers To Pass The Time

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    #45

    Laughing Too Hard

    Laughing Too Hard

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