UberWISH in Edmonton
Throughout the year, Uber driver-partners help us make magic by providing rides, meals, and even puppies to Edmontonians, all at the tap of a button. Oftentimes they share more than their car, but their stories about where they’ve been, why they drive, and their future goals.
That’s why we launched UberWISH in Edmonton, a chance for Uber riders and driver-partners to surprise and delight a chosen driver-partner by sharing their story with us and helping to grant his or her holiday wish. In only a few days, we received hundreds of inspiring stories… including one from Tom.
Tom has been driving on the Uber platform since June 2015 and has completed over 2,000 trips in Edmonton. Tom is not only a proud Uber driver-partner, but also a proud father who wished for his children to have their best holiday season yet.
Tom shared with us that his youngest son was born with clubfoot and needed special orthotics and shoes so he could be mobile at school.
Watch the Uber Edmonton team surprise Tom with the news that Uber purchased special orthotics for his son, and a few other surprises for his entire family!
It’s our privilege to be able to partner with drivers like Tom every day in Edmonton. Thank you to Tom, his family, and each and every Uber driver-partner for moving Edmonton with us.
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