Sometimes, love comes from the most unexpected places, with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time… just like this strange tale of love behind the wheels.
Our society is evolving. Modern technology makes us more connected and social media makes us feel less isolated.
With just a few clicks on your smartphone, you can have almost everything you need and if you’re lucky, it comes with a bonus.
In the case of this Malaysian girl, she was lucky to find the love of her life while using Grab, a transport service app.
She shared her story on UTAR Confessions, a popular Malaysian Facebook page.
“Two years ago after my finals, my friends and I decided to head to KLCC to watch a movie and de-stress but on that day, the friend who was supposed to fetch me could not make it. At first I wanted to take the train, but it was getting late and all my friends were already waiting for me there. So, I downloaded the Grab app and proceeded to get on my first ever Grab ride.
“When the ride arrived, I got into the backseat and the polite young man greeted me ‘good morning’. He knew that it was my first Grab ride and reassured me that he was a good person who was just making some money to lessen his family’s burden.
“We were almost reaching my destination when he suddenly asked me how I’d be making my way home. I told him that I planned on taking the train and he actually offered to give me a ride home. I was too shy to accept his offer and said that I did not know what time I would be going home. He told me that he would wait for me and gave me his number when I got down from the car.
When she met her friends, she told them about her sweet encounter with her Grab Driver.
They went on their merry way and just before they called it a day, she decided to go to the toilet and left her bag to her friends.
But her girlfriends were so naughty that what they did next caught her by surprise.
To continue her story…
“When I came out from the toilet, my friends were laughing hysterically and they told me that they had actually messaged the Grab driver to come pick me up. I was super mortified by their actions but not long after, he called and told me that he was waiting for me at the same place he dropped me off.
“I was scared of letting him wait, so I quickly ran over to his car and got in. He told me he was pleasantly surprised that I would actually contact him again but I told him that it was all my friends’ doings. Nevertheless, we laughed and joked all the way home.
“I tried to pay for my ride but he refused to accept my money, so I left the money on the seat before getting out of the car. However, he actually put the money back in my mailbox with a note saying, ‘It’s okay, next time you can treat me to a meal instead’.”
It was a smooth move, right?
But of course, their story doesn’t end there because a few months later, she was actually able to book the same Grab driver again.
From that second ride onwards, they became good friends.
According to her, there was also a time when he suddenly stopped by the roadside so she thought that there was something wrong with his car but it turns out, the guy just wanted to surprise her with a bouquet of her favorite flowers.
“He said, ‘Perhaps in a past life I had promised that I will find you and finally, I managed to find you in this life. Once, I thought that you would just be one of the many passengers that I would fetch around but I find that I can’t get you out of my mind. I don’t want to lose you as you are one of the most important people in my life. Can you please be my girlfriend?’ So romantic leh!”
Obviously, she answered yes or else you wouldn’t be reading their story.
So for all you people out there, who have lost your faith in love and who believe that you might be doomed to be alone forever, you might want to reconsider this Malaysian girl’s advice:
“Don’t worry if you haven’t found your true love yet as they might have gotten lost on the way to look for you. Trust that they will find you one day. If you are half of a couple, then make sure to treasure your relationship before you lose it.”
Guys, don’t give up on love just yet. Maybe try GrabCar’s Ride Hailing first.
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