Honest Taxi Driver Returns R110k Left on Seat to Mom of Sick Son

Honest Taxi Driver Returns R110k Left on Seat to Mom of Sick Son

- Guled Ibrahim realised a woman had left a huge amount of money in his "tuk-tuk" - a kind of motorised bike taxi - and began looking for her

- The money belonged to one of his passengers, a sick mother he dropped off at a hospital together with her son

- The driver got to the hospital and found she had already left after crying about her situation

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A young TukTuk driver has been celebrated for his honesty after returning KSh 815k to a sick woman who misplaced it in his ride.

Guled Ibrahim had dropped off a mother and son at a hospital in Jigjija, Ethiopia, where they had gone to seek medical attention.

According to Mustafa Omer, deputy chief of the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia - who shared the story on Facebook, the mother realised later that she did not have the bag that contained the cash.

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Honest TukTuk driver returns KSh 56k to sick woman after she left it in passenger's seat
From left: The woman who lost her cash, Mustafa and Guled during their meetup Photo: Mustafa Omer/ Deputy chief's office.
Source: UGC

Having sold her livestock to raise the money for her and the son's medical bills, the devastated woman cried out for hours but later left the hospital.

Guled realised later that the woman he dropped off forgot her money in the vehicle and rushed to the hospital in search of the sick mother.

"Soon phone calls were made and the mother was found; she was brought to the hospital and the money was returned to her. She cried again: this time in joy," Mustafa wrote.

The deputy chief said such an uplifting story showing humanity and decency should be celebrated and rewarded amidst all the negative news.

According to Ethiopians Today, Mustafa invited the two to his office and thanked Guled and his family, adding his actions were a testament to the good name of the region.

The young driver, who reportedly dropped out of university to support his family, said his actions were a result of his good family upbringing.

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The government vowed to support Guled complete his education and hopefully be able to create jobs in the future.

In another inspiring story from Briefly.co.za, there are still good people left in the world and Wandile Ntuli is one of them. The young man took to social media to share how he stuck to his moral code even if it meant giving back money.

Ntuli revealed a large sum of money was paid into his account by mistake. A complete stranger accidentally transferred R9 000 into his bank account.

However, instead of going on a shopping spree, Ntuli did what was right when the rightful owner contacted him.

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Source: Briefly News

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