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What This Woman Did for a Tired Ola Driver Moved Him to Tears

The kind-hearted Arti Madhusudan is winning hearts on the Internet for going out of her way to help a cab driver

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A kind hearted lady from Chennai has shown us all that making someone’s day is indeed in our own hands.

Sharing her experience in a Facebook post, Aarti Madhusudan wrote how her gesture of offering a hardworking driver a comfortable night’s sleep in a hotel room brought him to tears.

According to Madhusudan’s post, the driver Elumalai had been working tirelessly hard. Never refusing any rides to pay off his debt and secure his kid’s future. This time too, he had driven in from Tirupati and accepted the family’s ride request to Chidambaram without relaxing even for a night.

I wondered if Ola made provisions at all for their drivers and realised that they did not. Mostly they slept in the cars. So I decided that after a long 6 hour drive, no one needed the rest as much as Elumalai did and booked him another room in that same hotel
Aarti Madhusudan, in her Facebook Post

After getting a treatment that he was not used to, driver Elumai broke into tears and told Madhusudan that it was his first good night’s sleep in weeks.

The next morning I checked if his room was comfortable, if there was hot water. The fan worked, and invited him to have breakfast with us. He shared emotionally that he had not had a good night’s rest in weeks thanks to the rides that he had accepted. This was the first good night’s sleep. He was in tears and me in more...life is really hard for many.
Aarti Madhusudan, in her Facebook Post

Treating people as equal because they are. So my road trip to Chidambaram with my parents had us driving with Elumalai...

Posted by Aarti Madhusudan on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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This little act of Madhusudan sets an example for all of us to take a cue from, as it breaks the invisible walls of hierarchy that stand between a driver-customer.

Aarti Madhusudan concluded her Facebook post thanking the hotel staff, who she says, “took a lot of care in ensuring that Elumalai was treated like another customer of theirs. Because he was no different.”

Comments poured in on Madhusudan’s Facebook post, with many praising her for this generous action. While some called Aarti an inspiration, others termed her a wonderful soul. Another user, Shirish Dhole wrote:

I wish to mimic the thoughts you have, Golden Sunrise and Divine Love
Shirish Dhole, Facebook User

We salute the humane spirit shown by Aarti Madhusudan!

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