- A Facebook user shared the story of his Uber driver who sacrificed his meal times for his passengers
- The video went viral
- Netizens were impressed by the driver's dedication and hard work
Netizens were amazed with an Uber driver after a video in which he was seen eating his meal from a plastic bag went viral.
The video was posted by Kier Hairrie Roman on Facebook on January 28 and quickly spread on social media.
The less than 10-second video already has more than 2.1 million views.
The Uber driver is Teofisto Torres. In the video, Teofisto is seen grabbing a quick bite from his meal, which he placed on his lap, while the car is stuck in traffic.
Kier explained in his post that he booked the ride around 11:30 AM.
Teofisto was 12 minutes late for the pick up, so he was apologizing profusely to Kier. Kier said he let the tardiness pass.
When they reached Marcos Highway, they got stuck in slow moving traffic. Every time they stopped, Teofisto would grab his plastic bag and get a quick bite before driving again.
"Suddenly nung arriving na kame mejo traffic sa MARCOS HIGHWAY at kada tigil nmin may dinampot siyang plastik na may lamang kanin at nandon nadin ang kanyang ulam. Sinasamantala ang kada minutong paghinto nmin para sumubo ng mabilisan dahil nagugutom nadaw siya," said Kier in his post.
Kier said he asked the driver to take a proper lunch break first, but Teofisto said he prefer not to because he has another rider right after.
"MY GOD!! sobrang naawa ako sakanya habang sinasabi nya saken na priority nya ang mga pasahero kahit paputolputol ang pagkaen nya. Tapos yung ibang riders jan ma delay lang ng ilang minuto driver nyo nagtataray na kayo!" added Kier.
Kier ended his post with an appeal to other riders to be patient and not lose their tempers on drivers.
He said riders don't usually know what kind of sacrifice these drivers have to do just to get them safely to their destinations.
Netizens praised Teofisto for his hard work and even called him a hero.
Other commenters shared similar experiences of other Uber drivers.
The post has now received more than 87,000 reactions, 17,677 shares, and 354 comments.
There are more than 100,000 Uber and Grab drivers operating in Metro Manila.
The ride sharing apps are popular among the riding public as an alternative to regular taxis.
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