Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Wednesday 25 November |
Saint Catherine of Alexandria

You won't believe how generous this Lyft driver is

CBS - Fair Use

The Daily Catch - published on 12/20/16

John Young, a Lyft driver out of Alabama is being recognized for taking a special interest in one of his passengers. Carol Williams was using Lyft so she could meet a man she met on Craig’s List about buying his car. When Young heard that she was going to meet a stranger with a large amount of money in her purse, he expressed his concern for her saftey:

So the driver turned off his app and became Williams’s “friend.” Young drove the grandmother to her meeting spot and stayed with her through the whole transaction.

Not only did Young stay to protect Williams, but he personally test drove the car himself to make sure it worked properly and even negotiated $300 off the original asking price.

Young explains why he did what he did for Williams:

“You hear the stories about people being in these situations like that and I just thought I’d be there for her. I shut off my app and I said, ‘Now I am your friend. We’re here together, so you won’t be alone while we are making this deal.’”

Not only did he make sure that the woman was safe during the transaction, he also test drove it and got the price reduced? Now that’s above and beyond!

So cheers to Mr. Young for being the kind of person who’s cab we would want to get into. Thank you for giving us a wonderful story!

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in eight languages: English, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL
Zoe Romanowsky
20-year-old filmmaker wins award for powerful...
Luz Ivonne Ream
What’s the secret of this couple’s 64 years o...
Giuseppe Moscati
Larry Peterson
A volcano, a plague, a war: This doctor-saint...
PADRE PIO
Philip Kosloski
Padre Pio's favorite prayer of petition
CHRIST THE KING
Edifa
Why do we say that "Christ is King"?
CHRISTMAS AD
Cerith Gardiner
This heartwarming TV ad focuses on what reall...
FATHER RANIERO CANTALAMESSA
Kathleen N. Hattrup
Pope's preacher won't become a bishop though ...
See More