An Uber driver who left a huge damage to the bumper of a man’s car after crashing into it, got the surprise of his life after the man stopped him from paying for damages and gifted him cash.
Alabo Braide, the victim whose car was hit by the Uber driver shared details of the incident on Twitter and narrated how his wife stepped in for the Uber driver.
He said at first, he wasn’t going to let him go without paying for damages, but after witnessing the condition of the Uber driver and how he has been struggling to make ends meet, he got emotional.
Speaking further, he disclosed how his caring wife begged him to give the Uber driver back his keys and allow him go free. He obliged to her request and gave the young man his keys.
The reaction of the Uber driver towards his little action made him more sober and he was left with no other choice than to gift him some cash to take care of himself.
He wrote: “So yesterday, I had a humbling experience. Trying to cautiously enter Admiralty Road after sending some items at GIGL. I was unaware a car was driving one-way. The next thing I know, it rips off part of my bumper. The Uber driver who was about to pay for his stupidity. I wasn’t going to let him go. The usual thing happens – people gather and start assessing a situation that isn’t any of their business.
“The driver keeps me waiting for about an hour, by then, my wife is at the scene to pick me up and my mechanic on his way to make his assessments and give the erring party their bill. He comes and says it will cost 105k to replace all parts We decide, his car stays in my custody till he gets the money. He drives to my estate and parks the car. I take pics to avoid unnecessary claims and then I see tears. My wife hears him
“Tell someone in a call how he only managed to make N2600 the whole day. She walks up to him and give him 2k for transportation. On our way up to the apartment, she tells me to give him back his car. I agree, call him back and as I give him back his key, I see the shock and
“Confusion on his face. He burst into tears and tries to dorbale (i didn’t allow him do that). Before I know it, I tear up. Giving him all the money I had in my bag. He couldn’t drive for about 10mins after going into his car.
“I remembered the times I was help. Times I was given a pass. Times I didn’t have. Times people had mercy. I pray life get better for everyone of us. Sometimes, having mercy makes no logical sense but let’s listen to humanity’s appeal. BE GOOD.”
So yesterday, I had a humbling experience. Trying to cautiously enter Admiralty Road after sending some items at GIGL. I was unaware a car was driving one-way. The next thing I know, it rips off part of my bumper. The Uber driver who was about to pay for his stupidity. I wasn't f pic.twitter.com/d6SVVdAZFx
— Dr. Dein Braide (@alabo_braide) June 25, 2020