Every now and then we hear heart-warming stories about people going out of their way to do nice things for others, but it’s even sweeter when taxis are involved.
This story involves a Garden City Cabs driver in Toowoomba who went out of his way to help a family in need last Christmas.
A young mum and dad, their three young children and a baby wanted to be taken into the city but only had $10 to pay for the fare, which was considerably more than that.
The driver realised they were doing it tough so he took them all the way and covered the remainder of the fare himself.
Last month, the same cabbie had a pickup in the city and it was the same family. When he dropped them home they paid the fare and said they owed him for the Christmas trip and paid that as well.
“That taxi driver did something out of the goodness of his heart to help others in need,” said Taxi Council of Queensland CEO Blair Davies.
“His kindness is a shining example of our industry’s connectedness with the community.
“He helped a family in need and they returned the favour when their circumstances improved. We congratulate our Toowoomba cabbie on displaying such exemplary behaviour.”