Anirban Banerjee, a resident of Delhi, probably thought he was on a regular cab ride when something extraordinary happened — his cab driver showed him the real meaning of kindness through a selfless act. In a post on Facebook, Anirban has written about how while waiting at a traffic signal, his Uber driver, Vivek Kumar, gave his leather jacket to a homeless person sitting on the sidewalk.
When the driver pulled out his jacket from the rear seat, Anirban’s first thought was that he was going to wear it himself. He writes, “I thought I had understood the situation and went on to pass one of my usual useless comments – ”kaafi thand ho gayi hai” (it has become rather cold). Then, as the signal had turned green and Delhi, as per character, was blaring car horns at us, he got into his seat, rolled his window down and gave his leather jacket to a homeless man who was only wearing trousers.”
The driver’s response? ”Sach me Sir, kaafi thand hai.” (It is true sir, it has become quite cold).
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“If there’s someone who needs something more than you, give it to them. That’s humanity.” Vivek Kumar told Huffpost India.
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He added that this was the only jacket he owned and hoped to have enough money to buy a new one in a few days.
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On my way back home, last Friday, my Uber driver, while we were waiting at a traffic signal, suddenly…
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On my way back home, last Friday, my Uber driver, while we were waiting at a traffic signal, suddenly got out of the car and opened the rear door, where I was sitting. He asked me to shift to the other side and folded the seat to take out something. I was a bit alarmed at the very suddenness of his movement but as I saw him pull out a leather jacket, I thought I had understood the situation and went on to pass one of my usual useless comments – ”kaafi thand ho gayi hai”. Then, as the signal had turned green and Delhi, as per character, was blaring car horns at us, he got into his seat, rolled his window down and gave his leather jacket to a homeless man who was only wearing trousers.
”Sach me Sir, kaafi thand hai.”
I often rant about Uber drivers and co-passengers but this is not one of those. This man advised me to keep old clothes handy in my car or even give them to cab drivers like himself, who could then pass them on to those who definitely need them more.