Netizens had a field day as they expressed respect for a Mumbai cab driver who drove back from his home post his duty to return the wallet of a customer who had left it behind in the cab.
Asif Iqbal Abdul Gaffar Pathan, an Ola cab driver in Mumbai, became famous on Twitter for the good samaritan act that earned him heaps of praises from the netizens. Taking to Twitter, a user named Papa Sierra put out a thread of tweets, appreciating the cab driver and expressing his gratitude for going out of his way to come back after the trip and give him the wallet.
Papa Sierra had taken the cab along with his wife from his residence to Hiranandani, Powai, and was headed out to a pub where he was due to celebrate his birthday. Amidst travelling in the heavy rain coupled with traffic, the passenger overheard the driver telling his wife to keep the kids safe inside as it was raining heavily and it would be unsafe for them to step outside. He realized an hour after reaching the pub that he had left his wallet behind in the cab and hence called the cab driver to see if the wallet was still there. Unlike most cases, Asif Iqbal not only responded positively to the customer's call and assured him of the safety of his wallet but drove back all the way from his residence to the pub and gave him the wallet back. Further, the driver revealed that he shared birthdays with the customer and was due to celebrate it at his home where his wife and kids were waiting for him.
Here's the thread posted by Papa Sierra;
Papa Sierra shared a picture of Asif Iqbal, thanking him for the noble deed and also gave him birthday wishes. He concluded his thread by saying that the platform was a great place to share customer experiences and it does not have to essentially be grievances all the time, stating that positive experiences as such could also be shared and celebrated.