LIFE

A Cab Driver Makes Every Rider Write In This Notebook, And The Results Are Life-Changing!

by Todd Briscoe
Todd is a LittleThings editor. He grew up in Texas and has lived in New York since 2003. He doesn't own a Boston terrier, but he will one day soon.

Residents of big cities like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are foregoing expensive taxis for private transportation companies like Lyft and Uber.

With Lyft, car owners get paid to pick up passengers and drive them to their locations. Customers request rides and pay using their smartphones. To keep the program safe and reputable, both drivers and customers get rated, so they can accept or deny any possible trips.

Lyft drivers want to get favorable reviews, so they try to make the ride enjoyable, fun, and memorable for their customers. Some may host sing-alongs in the car, while others allow dogs into their vehicle.

Zia Ahmed works as a Lyft driver in San Francisco and he’s seeking to create a memorable experience for all his passengers by asking all of them to write an inspirational message or tip to future passengers. His notebook is full of incredible jokes, advice, and heartwarming messages, which you can read below.

He hopes to release the notes in the form of a book in the near future.

Please SHARE if any of the messages touched you!

Here are just some of the amazing messages passengers are leaving for each other...

Here are just some of the amazing messages passengers are leaving for each other...

“Humanitarianism is key to our survival as a species. Love your world. Love your city. (cuz there is nothing/nowhere else like it)”

“Life is short. Eat desert [sic] first.”

“There are both dreamers & realists. Without the dreamers, realists would never get off the ground, but without realists, dreamers would fly too close to the sun. So we need each other & figure out which one you are.”

Of course, some people just gave recommendations for their favorite restaurants in the city — also helpful!

“Empathy is like a muscle. Work it out. Make it strong.”

“You are beautiful no matter what they say, words can’t bring you down.”

“Today rocks. The sun is shining and it is Friday. Go dance yourself into the weekend. And…EAT KALE. It’s good for you.”

“Dogs are cool.”

“Watch 50 Shades of Grey for the SOUNDTRACK. Appreciate all art forms. It takes much more courage to make art than to criticize it. Make something brilliant.”

“I’ve lived in this city for 41 days — came w/ no job or place to live and it’s been completely worth it. Live each day to the fullest and take chances on LIFE!”

Please SHARE if any of these heartwarming message inspired you today.