Whenever I’ve mistakenly left something behind on a mode of public transport, like my wallet, phone or earphones, I’ve always made peace (after an episode of complete emotional breakdown) with the fact that it’s gone for good. Because which autorickshaw or cab driver would make an effort to return by belongings, right? Our go-to thought is, “They’ve stolen it.”
While that may be the case with many people, this one autorickshaw driver in Bengaluru used his knowledge of technology for the better to return a woman’s AirPods that she had mistakenly left on the auto.
So here’s what happened. After the woman left her AirPods inside the autorickshaw and went to work, the driver found them and decided to return them to her. He connected the AirPods to his phone and found her name and then searched through his UPI to get through to her. He then arrived at her workplace, where he initially, dropped her and gave it back to security.
Lost my AirPods while traveling in an auto. Half an hour later this auto driver who dropped me at WeWork showed up at the entrance & gave it back to security. Apparently, he connected the AirPods to find the owner's name & used his PhonePe transactions to reach me. @peakbengaluru
— Shidika Ubr (@shidika_ubr) November 15, 2022
People online were left astonished by how tech-savvy the autorickshaw driver was! Many lauded his for his honest gesture and said that the world could use more of such people. Have a look:
Auto drivers are more tech enthusiasts then engineers or what ?? ( Especially in Bangalore) 😂
— Dibyadyoti Sarkar (@dibyadyoti_) November 15, 2022
Sometimes I feel Bengaluru Auto drivers are more tech savvy than any of us
— Yashesh Vijay Rajyaguru (@yasheshr8_) November 15, 2022
Even auto wallahs are tech savvy!
— Priyanka Sachar (@twilightfairy) November 16, 2022
A similar thing happened wth me and my colleagues ystrdy. We left our bag with a high cost electronic device in the auto.this was a normal auto but the auto person came back and waited near the office till one of us came out to give us the bag.🙏
— Parthasarathy (@partha1313) November 15, 2022
Salute to such auto drivers who still exist today!
— Anant Dubey (@Anantdubey121) November 15, 2022
Auto drivers in Bangalore are real OGs. This is not the first story of this kind that I’ve heard. No wonder why Bangalore is the perfect destination for entrepreneurs
— Yogesh Shukla (@yogesh_shukla14) November 15, 2022
What a wonderful man! 🙂