Uber Driver Surprises Fast Food Worker With New Clothes After Hearing Her Story

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By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory

Heroes aren’t born, they are made. They are crafted in the seemingly mundane moments in life, when options are offered for someone to take action, or to simply not. This said, Lamiyah Jabbar might be considered a hero. At the very least, she is a compassionate human being who took it upon herself to help another who was struggling.

One morning, Uber driver Jabbar picked Diane up and took her to Tim Hortons for work. As they chatted during the car ride, Diane mentioned that she was looking forward to Christmas because she desperately needed new clothes. She was especially hopeful to receive a new robe, house shoes, and a dress for church.

To most people, these might not seem like extravagant personal items. However, Diane was excited about the prospect of acquiring them as most of her finances are used to support her grandkids. After hearing her story, the Uber driver knew what she had to do. She dropped Diane off at work and abstained from picking up any more passengers so she could head to Old Navy and do some shopping. Afterward, Jabbar returned to the Time Hortons where Diane worked.

As she drove through the fast food drive-thru in Buffalo, New York, Jabbar driver surprised Diane with a new dress and a $50 Via gift card for the shoes and robe. The heartwarming moment was captured on video, then uploaded to Instagram.

Jabbar can be seen pulling up to Diane’s drive-thru window to say hello. At first, Diane doesn’t recognize her. But then, Jabbar reminds her of their earlier conversation and hands Diane the dress. Her look says it all: she is stunned — and extremely grateful. 

“Oh my God. Thank you so much! This has been such a horrible day and you just made this day so much better!” exclaimed Diane.


“This was on my mind from the moment she got out my car, so I had to contribute,” Jabbar wrote in the Instagram video caption. “Can you imagine waiting till Christmas just to get a robe, house shoes and a outfit for church? We tend to take things for granted, but why not help someone else if you can?”

Later, Jabbar told CBS News that she offered to return to Tim Hortons later that day to give Diane a ride home for free. “I’m one of those people who’s like, you can’t tell me your issues and I can’t move on without helping,” she said. 

h/t GoodNewsNetwork
Image Credit: miyah_jabs

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