We are living in an era where it’s not unusual to stumble upon incidents of violence and crimes against women and children on a regular basis. However in this self-centered world, whenever something good yet unexpected happens, it restores our faith in humanity.
Something of the similar sort happened in Mumbai with a woman who got down a bus (number 398) at a deserted place at 1:30am. The driver asked her whether someone was coming to pick her and to this, she replied in negative. Since she was alone and it was late at night, the driver and conductor of the bus made up mind to wait with her at the bus stop. They made the whole bus wait until she got an auto.
The woman took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and gave a heart-touching account of the bus driver and conductor’s great gesture. She tweeted,
“This is the reason I love #Mumbai
I would like to thanks #Best Bus driver of 398 ltd. Who dropped me at 1.30 am at a deserted bus stop and asked me if someone is there to pick me up. To which I replied no. He made the entire bus wait until I got the auto. WeAreMumbai”
This is the reason i love #Mumbai
I would like to thanks #Best Bus driver of 398 ltd. Who dropped me at 1.30 am at a deserted bus stop and asked me if someone is there to pick me up. To which i replied no. He made the entire bus wait until i got the auto. @WeAreMumbai
— Sleeping Panda #Followback (@nautankipanti) October 5, 2018
Her tweet has got more than 9.5K likes and has been retweeted for more than 3K times.
Some Twitter users shared the similar experience that they had while many others praised the act of bus driver and conductor. Here are some selected reactions:
This Driver is a role model, A grand salute to this amazing guy. He shud be nominated for a special award . So that he stands as a role model to all the folks
— Dhananjay A Pai (@dhananjay_pai) October 6, 2018
Salute to BEST Bus driver for this act of care & kindness & restoring faith in humanity & kindness over everything.
— Komal Maru (@cakomalmaru) October 5, 2018
@MumbaiPolice We must show appreciation and gratitude for such kind hearted people.
He deserves to be appreciated in person because perhaps these tweets may never reach out to him.
He needs to know his gesture is truly praise worthy 🙏
— Zarna✨ #BawseBook (@zarnashah18) October 6, 2018
Heart melting short story amidst sea of stories about sufferings,scams, violence,etc,etc. I love #Mumbai & have immense respect for BEST bus drivers. I salute #Bestbusdrivers & conductors for their sensitivity & alertness
— Kirti Deolekar (@kirti_sd) October 6, 2018
I hope you have personally thanked him for his kindness..
— Nishant Massey (@Massey_nishant) October 9, 2018
This has happened with me too. I was travelling from pune to Mumbai.Met my lecturer on my way…when we reached boriwali bus station,knowing that I was alone & it was 11pm..he stood there with me, untill I booked a cab,gave me his and his wife's number in case I need any help.
— @ntra (@antrajoshi3) October 5, 2018
Such a touching gesture by the Best guys of our #Mumbai City!
So happy to know that there is so much goodness in our world!
— Shilpa 🐞 (@ShilpaGupte1) October 7, 2018
This is something extremely rare! But l do hope that such kind of breed and gems will certainly be available in DTC also! Here also we are trying to inculcate such kind of ethical tendency ms!
— Vrajendra Trivedi (@VrajendraTrive1) October 5, 2018
— Dinar kulkarni 🇮🇳 (@vaibhavkulkarn8) October 8, 2018
— विश्वास दांडेकर (@VishwasDandekar) October 6, 2018
The world needs more such good people who make us believe that humanity still exists. Kudos and huge respect!