Nowadays, the public is very aware of reports of taxi drivers who are involved in using tampered meters, robbery, and even sexual harassment. Because of these, more and more people are finding it hard to trust a taxi driver.
Some drivers are also rude and take advantage of their passengers, that’s why most people prefer other means of transportation. This sudden drop in the number of passengers greatly affects the living drivers who treat their job seriously.
Just because some of them are abusive doesn’t mean that all of them will take advantage of you. There are still some who are dedicated workers who genuinely care for the welfare of their passenger. Amid the negative publicity that taxi drivers are suffering these days, this man proved that there are still a lot of decent drivers on the road.
This taxi driver displayed exemplary behavior by returning a lost bag containing valuable items. In a sensational Facebook post on Thursday, October 5, Facebook user Aljon Olfindo Manlangit recalled the incident that gained back their trust on taxi drivers again.
According to the trending post, a taxi driver who goes by the name Joel B. Vergara delivered the lost baggage of his friend to their front door. Apparently, Chester Melvin Belgica, the owner of the baggage, was away when the taxi driver returned his bags. As soon as he discovered that he lost it, Belgica immediately went back to the airport to report his lost baggage.
The driver from Tabaco, Albay found Belgica’s bag at the back of his taxi. Upon inspection, he found out that it contained a laptop, cellphone, and several valuable documents.
Without second thoughts, the taxi driver immediately returned the bag to its rightful owner. It took a while because he had another foreigner passenger, but in the end, he managed to return the bag and its contents safely.
Because of his honesty, he became an instant online sensation! People on social media were inspired by Vergara’s virtue and most of them expressed their compliments and praises to the honest taxi driver. Check out some of their insights below.
On the other hand, in another post, Manlangit hinted that he has been contacted by several local news outlets because of the story.
People are hoping that Vergara’s motivational story can be featured nationwide so he could receive the recognition he truly deserved. To find out more, check out the entire video below.
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