Uber's 'Walking Buddy' Option Creates Buzz On Twitter, Company 'steps In'

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Tweet showing the option of getting a 'Walking Buddy' from Uber has taken the internet by storm, however, the option is not real. Uber joins in the conversation

Written By Bhavya Sukheja | Mumbai | Updated On:

A tweet showing the option of getting a 'Walking Buddy' from Uber has taken the internet by storm. The screenshot posted by a Twitter user shows the option of UberX for $56.76 and pool available for $33.42 to reach the LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. The third unusual option, which is 'Walking Buddy' was originally for $20.25, however, after a discount, the buddy can be called for $7.50. 

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'Walking Buddy', not real

Although the 'Walking Buddy' option is not real, it has still created a buzz on Twitter. The tweet has over 2.59 lakh likes and has been retweeted more than 72,000 times. While several netizens had all sorts of queries regarding the unusual option, there were many others who also wanted to know about the services offered by the Walking Buddy. A Twitter user wrote, “Will the Walking Buddy help me chase someone that steals my suitcase? Can the Walking Buddy fight? Is the Walking Buddy ready to die???”. Another user wrote, “When you don't want to get kidnapped so you hire a complete stranger to get you there safely”. 

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Uber also decided to join the fun by retweeting the now-viral post. 

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