On Thursday (13 Feb), a taxi driver had a minor accident with a Porsche, scratching it. Instead of trying to weasel his way out of the situation, the honest driver admitted to his mistake immediately.
Knowing that this is not an easy time to be a taxi driver, the Porsche owner charged him only $1 for the damages.
The owner of the Porsche, Mr Wu, shared in a Facebook post on Thursday (13 Feb) that the taxi driver was “steady” and admitted his fault without arguing.
The taxi driver requested Mr Wu not to make a claim against him, explaining that “times [were] bad”.
Mr Wu understood his concerns and knew that driving a taxi is now a high risk job, in view of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Not one to shirk his resposibilities, the taxi driver transferred $200 to Mr Wu for the damages.
However, Mr Wu told the taxi driver that he found a cheaper place to do repairs and offered to return him some of the money.
Instead of transferring some of the money, Mr Wu gave almost all of it away, save for $1.
From their WhatsApp text exchanges, Mr Wu seemed to have done so as proof that the taxi driver did compensate for the damages, instead of not at all.
After returning the bulk of the money, the thoughtful Mr Wu said he would not make any further claims.
Mr Wu’s kindness and generosity has touched many netizens.
A netizen also acknowledged while the amount might not be much to Mr Wu, it probably means a lot to the taxi driver.
In these trying times, we all need some extra kindness to keep us going. Our empathy will touch the lives of others too.
Kudos to Mr Wu for his generosity!
Lower wage civil servants will receive lump sum payment of $1,200.
Under $50 steamboat grill, coffee maker & irons.
Meticulous detail in every biscuit.
Perfect for brows-ing the Internet with.
Impractical to facilitate such large-scale activities now.
No community cases after 1 being reported yesterday.