One good deed deserves another on Halloween
It was 2am, the morning after an exhausting Halloween evening transporting passengers around downtown Austin, TX.
Excited about getting home and getting some rest, I turned the electric cart around and headed back to base.
Along the way, I noticed a small group of people leaving what appeared to be a party in an office building, most likely needing a ride.
However, I couldn’t help to notice this elderly gentleman alongside them, most likely in his late 70’s, he had an arched back and was walking at a snail’s pace as he took angel steps down the street.
I really never saw anyone walk that slow before and couldn’t resist from wanting to help him out.
Where are you heading sir? I asked.
‘Close by he replied’.
‘Can you direct me?
‘ok, Jump in!’
It literally took him 5 minutes to step down from the curb, I watched him as he staggered to the sloped part of the curb before getting down and holding onto the corner of the cab as he pulled himself aboard.
He navigated me through the turns and 10 mins later I dropped him at his destination 1.5 miles down the road.
He asked ‘How much do I owe you?
‘Nothing, I replied.
He smiled, thanked me and walked into his building.
I couldn’t help to think how long it would have taken him to get home if he’d walked the entire way. It would probably be daylight!
..And this good deed my friends, was the birth of ‘Nacho Driver’ The Mexican looking superhero wrestler with a cape, driving an ecab.