A taxi driver from the Philippines is giving out roses to his passengers to let them know it’s safe to ride in cabs.
Gregorio Laude said: ”I want people to know that riding taxi is still safe. More so, I want to share happiness.”
He buys about 30-50 roses a day and gives it to all of his passengers.
He said: ”The money I spent buying those roses does not compare to the joy I give and receive. Seeing people happy is important. It makes me happy too.”
Customer Criss Subang who photographed the strange incident said: ”I was in the middle of booking grab when I noticed that there were only 5 or 6 people in the cab lane; yet noone took the taxi in line. I asked one of them if they were waiting for someone ahead of them in queue but they all said no.
”Apparently they were all waiting for their grabcars to arrive. I then decided to skip grab, avoid the waiting time and take the conventional way – I immediately went in the taxi. I saw a lot of rose petals scattered on the floor and as I was about to ask Sir Driver, he quietly handed me a rose. I didn’t get to ask anymore. I smiled and said thank you.
”Sir Greg Laude does this every single day. Why? He said he wants to improve the morale of the taxi drivers who couldn’t afford being a member of grab (old units ain’t allowed to & he currently is renting one).
”He told me he wants people to know that riding taxi is still safe. More so, he wants to share happiness. He buys about 30-50 roses a day and gives it to all of his passengers.