Actor Fizo Omar used the service of GrabCar driver Yee on Jul 4 and his experience left him impressed with the driver’s honesty.
In a post on Facebook, Fizo said he preferred to book cars driven by non-Malays as most of them wouldn’t know he is an actor and the conversation would be more comfortable as he didn’t want any special treatment.
“As usual, I chatted with the driver,” Fizo said. “I got to know that he does not have a regular job and relies on driving GrabCar to earn his living. He has to support a 60-year-old mother and the money earned is only enough to pay for the mother’s food bills and petrol. Sometimes he has passengers who refuse to pay for the charges”.
At the end of his ride, Fizo left his newly purchased camera in Yee’s car.
He tried to contact him but his calls were not answered. He thought that Yee didn’t take his calls because he wanted to keep the camera.
“Later I received a call from the driver saying that he was driving a passenger to Genting and would return the camera to me on the same night,” Fizo said. “At that time I was thinking, would there be such Good Samaritans? The camera is expensive and I could not do anything if he denied the camera was left in his car”.
At 1am, Yee arrived at Fizo’s house to return the camera, even apologising for turning up and disturbing him at that hour.
“This driver drove from Genting to Bangi in order to return me the camera. I am very touched,” Fizo said.
Impressed by the GrabCar driver’s honesty, Fizo took to Facebook to share his experience and even asked fans to contact Yee if they need a ride. He included Yee’s contact number in his post.