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Today, I want to shine the spotlight on someone who did something so extraordinary, I felt I needed to make a bit of a big deal out of it.


First, the backstory:

My mom broke her ankle in May.  It was a freak accident, and she's had a rough go of it ever since.  Lately, her ankle has been quite painful, so I kept bugging her to go back to the doctor that performed her surgery.

Today, the doctor called mom and told her he could see her today, but only if she could get in really soon.  My mom called a cab and made her way to the doctor.

It's Time To Pay For The Ride

So, my mom takes out her card and the cab driver runs it not once, not twice, not even three times.  He ran her card 4 times and it was declined every time.  (FYI: We now know it was a glitch with her card company, mom could have paid for that ride.)

The cab driver calls his company and tells them the situation.  He hangs up the phone and tells my mom her ride today is on them, and he hopes she has a better day.


I Bet You Want To Know The Cab Company

The cab company that decided to be extraordinarily nice to my mother instead of making a scene, humiliating her, calling the police, or any of the other things they could have done, is BlackedOut 406.  The cab driver's name is Larry.  Larry, you rock.

Thank You, Larry. Thank You, BlackedOut 406

It's rare in this day and age to see such empathy and compassion.  It is something I will never ever forget.

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