Online taxi services these days offer top-notch amenities to attract customers. From chopper rides to special driver’s menu, hiring a cab is not only easy and quick but also very customer-friendly. In fact, ride-hailing companies these days are upping their game by including newer options frequently.
Recently, Twitter user Jasmine (JReneex) was booking a ride when the taxi app showed her the option of getting a ‘Walking Buddy’. She wanted to go to LaGuardia Airport in New York and the ‘walking buddy’ was the cheapest option at $7.50 (Rs.500 approximately), reports Indian Express.
Have a look at her Tweet:
Lmfao walking buddy? pic.twitter.com/VDexuh10SQ
— ✨Jasmine🇩🇴 (@JReneex) January 13, 2020
The ‘ride’ that originally cost $20.25 (Rs.1400 approximately), showed the icon of a man and woman holding hands, for a journey that indicated a three-hour duration.
The unusual ‘ride’ garnered a lot of hilarious reactions online including a quirky response from Uber as well:
Gotta get those steps in. 👟 https://t.co/vMzBy4X9VP
— Uber (@Uber) January 14, 2020
What if you guys walk at different speeds? Do you get bigger discount?
— big dee (@IAMDeeMoya) January 13, 2020
will the Walking Buddy help me chase someone that steals my suitcase? can the Walking Buddy fight? is the Walking Buddy ready to die???
— 𝙻𝙻 𝙲𝚘𝚘𝚕 𝙹𝚎𝚎𝚟𝚜 (@jeevsfrmbelize) January 13, 2020
if a piggy back ride is what this is referring to then i am 100% in
— 🥃💨 (@mattwhitlockPM) January 14, 2020
But how is the walking buddy gonna get there ? 😂 you gotta wait till he walks to you for y’all to walk together?
— Mythaes Chung (@Mythaes) January 14, 2020
When you have to tip after a 2 hour walk with you to the airport pic.twitter.com/uMma25HpaP
— Sir, this house is out of order (@illuminati_pwn) January 14, 2020
Walking Buddy: alright here we are.
Me: *5 stars*
— AKae47💛🌞 (@TmNonchalant) January 14, 2020
When you tryna get in on this Uber hustle but don’t drive
— Ash Possible (@ashh_jr) January 13, 2020
A few people were also concerned about safety during such a ‘ride’:
When you don’t want to get kidnapped so you hire a complete stranger to get you there safely
— yes, princess ^_−☆ (@stunnagoddess) January 13, 2020
The sight of them suggesting a man would be my stranger walking buddy is even worse. How is that safe???
— LOLO (@lolowiththefro) January 14, 2020
we joke but this is actually terrifying and could very well be part of a secret agenda for traffickers but maybe I'm just paranoid 🤪
— ari! 💖 (@joontoru) January 14, 2020
The ‘Walking Buddy’ option was not real as the company’s official website didn’t have any such option, reports Hindustan Times. However, what do you think? Is walking buddy a good or bad idea? Let us know in the comments below.
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