Honesty is the best policy, the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin means of being honest even in bad situations is one of the principles that many people still adhere to. This time, one such heartwarming story of being honest from across the border is doing rounds of the internet.
A cab driver hailing from Pakistan has won many hearts on the internet by showing his act of kindness and honesty with one of the passengers Haroon Shahid, a resident of Lahore. Shahid who was travelling in Mohammad Asif’s cab during a conversation with Asif came to know he faces an enormous struggle on the financial front to make his ends meet. Asif is unable to afford the treatment of his son who was battling leukemia.
Shahid after completing the ride forgot his wallet in Asif’s car and at the same time his phone ran out of battery. Shahid then collected his wallet from Asif and promised to help him with his son’s treatment. “It would be great if all of you can help me connect him with people at any hospital or anyone who could be of help to this honest man (who I can vouch for),” he wrote on Facebook.
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“My faith in my country and in the honest people that exist in it has been reaffirmed by meeting this ordinary man. Mohammad Asif, a Careem Captain, drives and struggles all day and night to make ends meet, provide for his family and fights both financially & emotionally for his five year old son’s leukemia treatment. All of this I found out during my 20 min. ride from Gulberg to Model Town.
As careless as I am I left my wallet in his car and at the same time my phone ran out of battery. For the next couple of hours I was playing cricket oblivious of the fact that I was without my phone and wallet. In the meanwhile, Mr. Asif had tried contacting me once he discovered my wallet in his car upon reaching home at the end of his duty.
Finally when I switched my phone on I received his messages and called him. Although he did not answer, but called back himself and told me that he’s up and waiting for me to collect my wallet. My friend, Mohammad Omar Shahid and I went to collect it from his place.
I promised to help him out with regards to his son’s treatment. It would be great if all of you can help me connect him with people at any hospital or anyone who could be of help to this honest man(who I can vouch for).Do share this post to show the world that Pakistan is home to many poor people with rich hearts. There is more to us than the Calibri font and panama leaks! I love you Pakistan with all my heart”