An Indian man’s recent experience in Pakistan is going viral for all the right reasons, warming hearts online and promoting a sense of brotherhood on social media. Prabhdeep Singh was recently in Lahore to attend a friend’s wedding when he was greeted with overwhelming love and hospitality.
But it was his experience with an Uber driver that etched a special place in his heart. The driver not only greeted Singh warmly but refused to charge him for the ride till Wagah Border as he was “an Indian and a guest” in his country. Now, his story has pulled heartstrings of people from both sides of the border and initiated a conversation about strengthening friendship between both the nations.
“I have taken Uber in 5 continents, but my best Uber experience was earlier this week in Pakistan,” the Hyderabad-based entrepreneur of a private ambulance services company wrote on Twitter. “Ahmed dropped me to Wagah border from Lahore. Refused to take money because I am an Indian and a guest. Waited till I crossed the border. Spoke about love and brotherhood,” Singh added, accompanying the tweet with a photo of himself and the driver tagging Uber Pakistan.
I have taken Uber in 5 continents but my best Uber experience was earlier this week in Pakistan. Ahmed dropped me to Wagah border from Lahore. Refused to take money because I am an Indian and a guest. Waited till I crossed the border. Spoke about love and brotherhood. @Uber_PKR pic.twitter.com/E0XfDvQyCW
— Prabhdeep Singh (@singhofstanplus) December 27, 2018
The tweet garnered a lot of attention online and Uber from both India and Pakistan retweeted his tweet and lauded Ahmed for his beautiful gesture and Singh for sharing it online.
— Uber India (@Uber_India) December 27, 2018
What an amazing story of how #Uber brought an Indian and a Pakistani together. Six stars for our legendary #driver partner Ahmed ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and special thanks to @singhofstanplus for visiting #Pakistan and sharing his experience. @Uber_PKR @Uber_India @Uber https://t.co/SLt7J9WoNV
— Safee Shah (@SafeeShah) December 27, 2018