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 3 weeks ago

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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LyviaDaLeaf 3 weeks ago

That's very sweet of him <3

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#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

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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Luis Milian 3 weeks ago

He working it tho!!

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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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Erin 3 weeks ago

Precious!!

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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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Wynand 3 weeks ago

Ctrl C, Ctrl V

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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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LyviaDaLeaf 3 weeks ago

Great costumes!

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#7 Sign In A Taxi Cab

Sign In A Taxi Cab

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LyviaDaLeaf 3 weeks ago

That escalated quickly.

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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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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

Keep working hard Mustapha!

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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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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

This is so nice though, they're such a generous driver!

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#10 Funding Our Uber Driver’s Vacations!

Funding Our Uber Driver’s Vacations!

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Wynand 3 weeks ago

DJ Khaled needs some big tips!

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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 3 weeks ago

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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ThatOneOwl 3 weeks ago

I. Need. This.

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#13 Mad Max Car

Mad Max Car

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Radityo Bagus 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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ThatOneOwl 3 weeks ago

Nice Spiderman drawing there

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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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Talia Johnson 3 weeks ago

And a lovely welcoming smile too!

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#17 One More Way To Get 5 Stars

One More Way To Get 5 Stars

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LyviaDaLeaf 3 weeks ago

Creative thinking pays off. 😂

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#18 It Freaks Them Out!

It Freaks Them Out!

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THATone 3 weeks ago

That’s definitely not creepy at all!

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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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Wynand 3 weeks ago

When you need a hand opening the trunk.

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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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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

Awww there's cupcakes, that's so sweet though!

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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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Roy 3 weeks ago (edited)

it looks 253 to me....its like a captcha

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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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Roy 3 weeks ago

that's for your protection from upcoming bullets

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#23 My Sister’s Friend’s Uber Driver

My Sister’s Friend’s Uber Driver

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tama hamilton 3 weeks ago

This needs to be up higher!!!!!! This is awesome

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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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Sinning is Winning 3 weeks ago

"Orgies organized"

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#25 In The Back Of A Taxi. It's A Fair Request

In The Back Of A Taxi. It's A Fair Request

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Carmen Elena 3 weeks ago

Fair enough.

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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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ThatOneOwl 3 weeks ago

Someone has a green thumb ;)

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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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Roy 3 weeks ago

that's a big fish

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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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Gary 3 weeks ago

Salami

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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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birdhouse 3 weeks ago

Gotta pay for the new car somehow.

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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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LyviaDaLeaf 3 weeks ago

Very colourful

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#31 My Wholesome Uber Driver

My Wholesome Uber Driver

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Ms.Maria 3 weeks ago

At least they left us two smiles

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#32 My Uber Driver Was Dressed Like Superman

My Uber Driver Was Dressed Like Superman

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Erin 3 weeks ago (edited)

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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Parmeisan 2 weeks ago

Sweet. Roger that!

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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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Ms.Maria 3 weeks ago

Why no Kit Kats though?

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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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FatBaby 3 weeks ago

Please tell me I'm not the only one who sees the beard in pigtails

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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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spirit wolf 3 weeks ago

I think he has money plans (that plant is called a money plant)

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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 3 weeks ago

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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Ms.Maria 3 weeks ago

Darren.

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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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FatBaby 3 weeks ago

Heaven<3<3<3. Was there wifi too (:

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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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Happiness is Hippo 2 weeks ago

That’s really cute :)

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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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Ms.Maria 3 weeks ago

this is an oldie but goodie

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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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Rowlie 3 weeks ago

Membership of one

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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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Ashley Mason 3 weeks ago

This is literally the best thing that I have ever seen.

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#44 My Uber Driver’s Car

My Uber Driver’s Car

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ThatOneOwl 3 weeks ago

My mom would go ballistic.

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#45 Laughing Too Hard

Laughing Too Hard

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Monday 3 weeks ago

I don't understand why this is funny. Am I missing something? :O

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