Your Favorite uberPOOL Story

When we launched $5 uberPOOL rides, we asked for your best POOL experiences.

We then asked you to vote for one of our four finalists, and you helped crown the winner! Your favorite uberPOOL story and winner of a month of free uberPOOL is…

An Unlikely Friendship

“Eight hundred thousand people in SF — and I am matched with this guy?!”

– James

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In case you missed it, here’s the story of James and Nick: unlikely friends — until uberPOOL changed their fate.


My best uberPOOL story, with my co-rider Nick, happened as I was about to head out of the country. After a friendly ride, we arrived at our destination. Since it was nighttime and I was in the front seat, it’s the first time we got a good look at each other’s faces. We shake hands, and there’s a moment of recognition.

“You look familiar,” he says.

I was about to say the same thing.

“Are you friends with Annie?”

And … it clicks. Annie is my ex, and we lived together for awhile. She started seeing a new guy not long after the breakup, and I was hurt. That other guy? It was Nick.

Yep, THIS WAS THE DUDE! Eight hundred thousand people in SF and I am matched with the guy my ex dated before she left to go work in Africa?! Nick and I became buds (Facebook official), took a selfie (and joked about sending it to Annie), and have plans to get beers when we both return home!


Where does James plan on taking his first free ride?

“It’s only fitting that my first free ride will be to meet up with Nick for that beer. Also looking forward to showing my girlfriend a great Valentine’s Day around SF, since she let me submit this story!”

Thank you to everyone for submitting your uberPOOL stories. We had a blast reading them, and we’re sure there are many stories we’ve yet to hear.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to share your story, but in the meantime, everybody wins with $5 uberPOOL rides anywhere in San Francisco.

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