A Buffalo, New York Uber driver is in the news for his extraordinary act of kindness to a woman passenger.
Lamiyah Jabbar drives for Uber in her spare time, and recently she picked up a lady going to work at Tim Hortons. She started speaking to Jabbar, “She was communicating to me how she takes care of grandkids and because she takes care of her grandkids, she doesn’t really have money leftover to be able to buy herself stuff,” Jabbar said.
The lady told her that she was hoping to buy a new dress for church and a robe and house shoes for Christmas, and Jabbar couldn’t help think that she was someone who didn’t have to wait until Christmas for something as simple as a robe, house shoes and a new dress.
So Jabbar dropped the woman off at work, and decided to go to the mall, instead of picking more passengers, as she wanted to buy the woman whose name was Diane, a dress. She asked women who looked the same size as Jabbar what kind of clothes they wore, and so she ended up buying a dress and a $50 visa gift card for Diane. Then, she drove off to Tim Horton’s drive-through.
Jabbar said she loved doing random acts of kindness, and that she normally never recorded them, but this time she wanted to see the expression on her face. When Jabbar arrived there, Diane didn’t immediately remember her, but Jabbar told Diane through the car window, “This morning I gave you an Uber ride to work.” Diane replied, “Oh, yes!”
Jabbar went on to tell Diane, that she went out and bought her a church dress after their conversation and Diane couldn’t believe it. “Oh, you’re so sweet,” she said from the drive-through window. “Thank you so much! This has been such a horrible day. You just made my day!”
Jabbar said that helping others came natural to her, “I’m one of those people who’s like, you can’t tell me your issues and I can’t move on without helping,” she said. She knew she had to buy Diane those things. Jabbar’s video has been viewed more than 18,000 times and tells us of the importance of being kind to others, as it can make such a big difference to them.