Trip of the Week: Hurry to the Hospital!
Following the Royal baby news last weekend (congrats, Kate and Wills!), our first Trip of the Week story features Avi and Charlotte from London, and the birth of their bouncing baby boy!
To set the scene, it was 11pm at night, and Avi had dropped Charlotte, who was in the early stages of labour, at the hospital. Thinking time was on his side and expecting a long night ahead, he planned to drop their car home and take an Uber back to the hospital to be with his wife. But, in his Uber on the way back to the hospital he received a call; Charlotte was going to have their baby sooner than expected, and he needed to get to that hospital ASAP.
Avi’s trip became a race against time for his driver, Mirza. Calm under pressure, Mirza stayed cool as a cucumber, driving Avi swiftly and calmly to the hospital. Sensing Avi’s obvious distress, Mirza started chatting to him and they soon discovered they had a shared heritage, and that Mirza lived on the same street as Charlotte’s grandmother.
Avi made it to the hospital and ran to the maternity ward. A short time later, he was the proud father of a baby boy named Sam. Avi says the name Mirza was in the mix!
Congratulations Avi and Charlotte, thanks for sharing your story and the adorable picture of Sam with us. We’re adding £100 credits to Avi’s account and we’re also sending £100 to the cool-headed Mirza.
Enjoy the credits Avi – we hope your next trip is less time critical!
If you’ve got a Trip of the Week you want to share with us and win £100 credits, ping us the details on TripoftheWeekUK@uber.com
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