Liam Murphy had to go to Abu Dhabi for business, so while he was there, he decided to check out Ferrari World Theme Park.
He was chatting with his cab driver, Shakiha, on the way over, and learned that Shakiha always waits in his taxi until the customers are done enjoying the park before he drives them back. Admission is expensive (around $70), and he has to send money home to his family in India. Murphy was surprised that in all his 14 years of living in Abu Dhabi, Shakiha had never once had the chance to actually go in. Murphy was traveling by himself, so he decided to pay for Shakiha's ticket, and the two of them had a bro date that ended in pizza. Murphy posted about it on his Facebook page:
Got a taxi from Dubai to Abu Dhabi today. Indian taxi driver living here 14 yrs yet was never in Ferrari World. He was going to wait in the car for 4 hrs. Today I made his dreams come true for the laugh...."I will pray God for you sir"....some craic with the hoore all day. His first ever roller coaster ride was on the fastest in the world. "I do not feel well sir". Shakiha will sleep well tonight
It quickly went viral. It's kind of cute, but something about this whole thing feels kind of sus. Murphy comes off as a bit patronizing, especially the whole I "made his dreams" part and the "making other people feel happy" status. He also seems to be relishing in the attention, posting updates on his Facebook page about the story spreading. Don't get me wrong, it's a very nice gesture, but it's sort of like he's saying "LOOK AT HOW NICE OF A PERSON I AM!!!" We get it, Murph—you're practically a modern day Mother Theresa.