- A woman took to social media to share a post about how she sought help from a group of taxi drivers to save a kid
- Allison Skyes informed the group that she was looking for a missing child and sent them a photo, which they shared on their association’s WhatsApp group
- One of the drivers, Brandon, recognised and retrieved the child, taking her home to the relief of both her mother and Allison
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A taxi driver has been hailed a hero after helping find a girl that had been reported missing and returning her to her mother.
The touching story was shared by Allison Skyes on the Jeffreys Bay Online Facebook group, which had been part of the search for the missing child. She approached a group of taxi drivers at a local mall, asking them to be on the lookout for the girl.
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“We always complain about the drivers, but they were all concerned when I told them the story. I gave Brandon the mother’s phone number and she sent a photo of her daughter, which they put up on the taxi WhatsApp group,” Allison wrote.
She said that one of the taxi drivers spotted the child walking, picked her up and took her home.
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“He even checked that the lady was her mother before he let her out of the taxi. So to Brandon and all the drivers, a huge thank-you from everyone concerned!”
South Africans were left touched and inspired by the beautiful story and praised Brandon for reuniting a child with her mother.
Janette Taylor said:
Katie du Toit replied:
“That's what we want in our communities and country. Looking out for each other and our children.”
Karlien Van Eck reacted:
“May God bless you!”
Irill Humphrey van Niekerk wrote:
“The taxi drivers are not all rogue drivers, there are some very decent road users.”
Belinda Siebert said:
“So glad she is safe and sound. Thank you to all involved.”
Taxi driver hailed a hero for stopping robbers in Joburg CBD
In a separate story, Briefly News reported that a local taxi driver was celebrated as a hero after miraculously stopping a robbery in progress. The driver bravely stepped out of his Quantum minivan after being hit in the rear by an Uber vehicle attempting to flee from hijackers.
Video footage of the dramatic incident is making the rounds on social media and South Africans have commended the taxi driver on his courage.
According to TimesLIVE, the incident took place in Johannesburg CBD at around 2pm. The victim was travelling in a white Toyota Corolla when he came to a stop at a red traffic light.
Source: Briefly News