While Londoners don’t have the best reputation for friendliness (as bad as it is), the city’s black taxis are renowned for their hospitality and friendliness.
And judging by the actions of an anonymous taxi driver, they haven’t given up on their standards.
Speaking to Reddit, one user shared the heartwarming story of the taxi driver’s kind actions after noticing that a family member was in need.
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They said, “I just want to say ‘thank you’.
“I don’t know what your name is, but today you took my mother to the hospital and after my mother explained to you that it was for some pretty serious treatment for brain cancer, you refused. to take any form of payment.
“This little act of kindness made my mother happy and gave us a slight moment of happiness in one of the darkest moments of our lives.
“I hope the universe finds a way to pay you back.
“I love you London.”
The heartwarming story of the user struck a chord with other Londoners.
One said: “I love to see things like this that remind me that London is such a great place!”
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It wouldn’t be the first time a London taxi driver had helped a family in need, either.
In June, another London taxi driver captured the hearts of the nation after a video was released of him refusing to be paid by a mother taking her son to Great Ormond Street hospital.
The black cab driver, who wished to remain anonymous, allowed My London to use the video which is mandatory in taxis for insurance purposes and has gone viral on Twitter.
The taxi is outside Bloomsbury Children’s Hospital and as the woman goes to hand over the money for the fare the driver says: “I don’t think you understand me – you don’t pay .
“Great Ormond Street, we don’t take payment.”
The woman is visibly shocked and extremely grateful as she thanks the driver as well as her son.
She thanks the driver several times before getting out of the taxi and the driver replies: âBe careful, ma’am.
It was a heartwarming gesture that many believed restored their faith in humanity, especially after a long and harsh pandemic.
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