Philadelphia Taxi Driver Gets Surprise thousand dollar Tip

Philadelphia Taxi Driver Gets Surprise thousand dollar Tip

A taxi driver in Philadelphia was shocked when he received nearly thousand dollar as a tip on a fare of only $4.31.

The Freedom Taxi driver, only identified as Mr. Maiga, was working the late shift Dec. 13 when an unidentified rider flagged him down on Market Street, the company’s blog reported.

The passenger got into the vehicle and asked Maiga how he was doing and if he was having a rough night. Maiga said things were OK, but the night was a little bit hectic.

In turn, the passenger said he would take care of him when they arrived to his destination. Upon arrival to North Columbus Boulevard, which was only 1-minute-3-seconds away, the rider tipped Maiga $989.98.

The tip was a dramatic increase from his $5.06 total, including tax.

“The mystery rider told Mr. Maiga that he appreciated how professional he and his cab were and that he wanted to give him the enormous tip before wishing him a good night,” the blog said.