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INSPIRING LIFE LESSONS FROM A HEARING IMPAIRED UBER DRIVER

I was touched by an Angel(uber driver) yesterday. Wifey took my car so I decided to uber home. When the Toyota Vios approached, I received an sms message from the uber app - "Your driver(Andrew) has difficulty speaking." I was puzzled. I hopped into it and a fine gentleman greeted me with a smile and pointed to the map on his phone, checking if he got my destination right. I replied: "Yeah bro". I carried on indicating that I would like to proceed via a certain route and when Andrew did not reply me, that's when I realized that Andrew is deaf. I tapped him on the shoulder and signaled to him that I would like to sit beside him instead of behind so I could guide him on my preferred route via hand signal.

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