“Some Heroes Don’t Need a Cape” – This Cab Driver Who Saved a Woman from Harassment Is One of Them


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Some heroes don’t need a cape to save the day. A Mumbai cab driver has been hailed as a good Samaritan by thousands after he recounted a story about the time when he saved a woman from a bunch of drunk men who were harassing her in the middle of the night. His story was shared on the popular Facebook page called Humans of Bombay.

The cab driver, who has been working for over 35 years, said that a few years ago he noticed a woman walking down a dingy lane in Mumbai at 12.30 am. She was looking very anxious and it was then that he saw a few drunk men right behind her. They were whistling at her and following her. When they began to chase after the girl, he took it upon himself to drive them away.

He said, “They (the harassers) then began to actively chase her and I was still across the street — so as a reflex I decided to start honking continuously. The noise created enough alarm, because they were startled and immediately ran away in the other direction. I crossed over, and told that girl that I would drop her home — she was so terrified, she had gone completely pale. We drove in silence for those 2-3 minutes…her house was just around the corner, but when she stepped outside, she caught both my hands, started weeping and thanked me over and over again.”

It is a story that the cab driver says he will never forget.

The post, that was published on October 19 and has already been shared over 1,800 times on Facebook.

People are commending him not only because he showed kindness in someone’s hour of need but they are also noting that this tale has restored their own faith in humanity.

“I’ve been driving this cab since 35 years now. I’m old, but I still have to support myself. Over the years there have…

Posted by Humans of Bombay on Monday, October 17, 2016

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“I’ve been driving this cab since 35 years now. I’m old, but I still have to support myself. Over the years there have been so many experiences — I’ve seen the best and worst of this city. Sometimes, people like you will talk to me, atleast make me feel human and then there are others who come and scream at me because they’re in a hurry and there’s too much traffic.

A few years ago, at around 12:30 am one night, I noticed a young girl, not over 25 walking from the bus stop, possibly towards her home. It was one of those dingy lanes where there aren’t a lot of people. I noticed her, because she looked very anxious and when I looked behind her I saw these 2-3 drunk fellows whistling, and calling her names. They then began to actively chase her and I was still across the street — so as a reflex I decided to start honking continuously. The noise created enough alarm, because they were startled and immediately ran away in the other direction. I crossed over, and told that girl that I would drop her home — she was so terrified, she had gone completely pale. We drove in silence for those 2-3 minutes….her house was just around the corner, but when she stepped outside, she caught both my hands, started weeping and thanked me over and over again. Even though I said it’s okay and that I would have done it for anyone, she insisted that I wait outside while she went in to get something. She came out with a tin of rasgullas and told me to take them home to my family — I thanked her and left. I barely knew her for 10 minutes, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget that night.”

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