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Photo via @vickto_willy/Twitter

This tale of an Uber driver rescuing a passenger from a bad boyfriend is amazing

It was the night of a lifetime.


Tess Cagle

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 11, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 8:23 am CDT

For most of us, a dope Uber experience is defined by whether the driver offered free water or had great taste in music. If we’re lucky, maybe the driver will offer some sage wisdom or a great pep talk, too.

But one Uber driver from Florida did even more than that last weekend when she happened upon a poor girl visiting from Texas who had just been blown off by her boyfriend.

Lucky for us, the Uber driver livetweeted the whole experience, allowing people from all over the world to follow along.

The saga began when a woman named Leah broke down inside an Uber, telling her driver that she’d flown alone from Texas to meet up with her boyfriend who then claimed he couldn’t see her because he would get in trouble with his football coaches.

She tells me that she flew alone from Texas to see a guy and he abandoned her so I did what I would want someone to do for me,” the Uber driver, @vickto_willy, tweeted. “I invited her to hang out with my friends and I.”

If everything described in the following tweets is correct, the Uber driver and her friends showed Leah a good time in Florida. They pregamed, listened to Florida rap, went clubbing—Leah even got to stage dive.

And when Leah’s boyfriend called to explain himself, the Uber driver even defended Leah, stood up for her, and put that boy’s full name and Instagram on blast. Of course, that kind of doxxing is also problematic, especially since we don’t know his side of the story. As such, we’ve blocked out his name and any other identifying information.

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Uber boyfriend tweets

She continued on Twitter while posting a social media account with his name and photo: “Update: I just told him to watch his back because I was going to tell my twitter family his @. Anyone know this prick?? He claims to be a student athlete for Florida State. So good that he thinks he can treat girls however he wants without it backfiring.”

The Uber driver even made sure Leah made it to bed that night and saw her off before she headed back to Texas.

Never underestimate the power of female camaraderie. People on Twitter applauded the Uber driver for identifying a person in need and providing support to a stranger.



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*First Published: Dec 11, 2017, 2:28 pm CST