- A man detailed how a taxi driver restored his faith in humanity
- Michael Jacobs forgot his bag and only realised it a while later
- He revealed the taxi driver had kept his belongings safe for him
On Monday, a man who has been identified as Michael Jacobs, detailed how a taxi driver's honesty gave him hope in humanity.
Taxi drivers are often viewed in a negative light but they are not all bad and one man's story proved it.
Briefly.co.za learned that Jacobs forgot his bag in a taxi during a busy day in the Mother City. When Jacobs realised he had forgotten his belongings, he returned to the taxi driver.
The taxi driver surprised him with his honesty and Jacobs got his bag back.
The post read:
"After coming from an appointment in Cape Town, I, went to Vincent Palotti Hospital, thereafter to Liberty Promenade and then got into a taxi to the Town Centre.
"When I was in Shoprite I realised I did not had by bag with me and later returned to the taxi rank at Liberty Promenade, hoping maybe I might still be able to get it (very slim chance). I then approached the taxi driver and he laughed at me and said, "My brother don't worry, I kept it there in the vehicle for you.
"Wow, the relief and realisation that indeed we still have some honest and inherently good people around. To the taxi driver, Sir, you indeed restored my faith in humanity my brother and this is indeed the South Africa we can all be proud of.
"Thank you thank you thank you very much!"
South Africans were inspired by the story and they applauded the both the honest taxi driver and Jacobs for sharing the story.
Joy Inglis commented: "Give that man a BELLS good stuff Michael blessings for being the fighter for justice for the people."
Simoneh De Bruin added: "Indeed and there are SO many we don't hear about Michael Jacobs!"
Rashmiya Mahabbah Lucas wrote: "Awesome Awesome story Michael and yes indeed there are still good and honest people out there."
Anthony Thomas said: "Salute to that brother, we can still make South Africa beautiful with people like him. Thanks broe."
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