Of all the incredible inventions that the 21st century has brought us, ride-sharing services have to be up there as one of the best. I mean, I really enjoy having a tiny computer that I can fit in my pocket…
But mostly because I can use it to summon an Uber or a Lyft in a matter of seconds.
I’ve always been horrible with directions. True story: I once got lost when biking to my friend’s house. She lived on the same street as me. Exactly one block away. So when it comes to driving, I’m usually pretty anxious if I’m going to a place I’ve never been before. Living in LA has only made this worse, as everyone here drives as though their hands and feet are constantly on fire.
So yeah, Uber and Lyft drivers are my heroes. They deal with the directions and traffic so I don’t have to.
In my many ride-sharing experiences, I’ve seen so many drivers who deserve a 5-star rating.
However, some Uber and Lyft drivers really go above and beyond. Like, they deserve a 6-star rating, and that doesn’t even exist.
Here are a few of them!
This driver has an NES controller hooked up for his riders to play!
I’m pretty sure that if I ever got into this Uber, I would probably never, ever get out of it.
It’s probably a good thing I never witnessed this in real life.
This driver let his grandkids decorate his car for Halloween.
And if you can’t get into the Halloween spirit in an Uber, where can you get into it?
I assume he starts every trip with a quick stop at Starbucks for PSLs.
This guy has all the snacks.
Not a lot of snacks.
Not most of the snacks.
All of them.
This one offers a full menu!
I don’t know about you, but I would feel super fancy ordering something off a laminated menu in an Uber.
They even have umbrellas for sale!
Apparently, there are a lot of ride-sharing drivers who stock up on snacks before picking up riders.
What a great world we’re living in, huh?
This one explains how the rating system works.
And honestly? I think this is incredibly important and helpful!
Posting the sign in your car means you don’t have to have any awkward conversations about it.
Not only does this driver provide cookies; they have their own custom label to go with them!
And a special name for their car! 6 stars! No, 7 STARS for you!
This one’s decorated like a Hot Wheels car!
I’m pretty sure this would make any kid’s day.
OK, and also mine.
This driver has riders leave cheerful messages on the ceiling of the car using Post-It notes.
What a fantastic way to spread some joy around!
The world could use more people like this.
OK. Now I’ve seen everything.
I would immediately use this free Wi-Fi to make a social post about how awesome my driver was.
This one was the pitching coach for the cubs!
That probably doesn’t really translate to being a good driver, but it does translate to being a cool human, which is good enough for me.
That’s right. more snacks.
I’ve had a few Uber drivers offer me bottles of water, but none had candy.
I hope the next one has candy.
A personalized keychain? Why not?
Again, this might not translate into expert driving skills.
But it’s worth 1 million cool points.
I’m glad to see that people have been taking this driver up on their offer.
In fact, it makes me smile!
I just had the realization of how awful it’d be to be stuck in an Uber or Lyft with a runny nose and no tissues available.
That wouldn’t happen here, though!
Seeing people’s in-vehicle snack spread will never get old.
I could look at these pictures all day.
This driver writes inspiring messages on their windows.
Say it with me now:
This one can help you register to vote!
Helping others do their civic duty and offering rides around town?
Is this person a superhero or what?
“Drive around the block a few times. I need to beat this level!”
(P.S. Before you rush to the comments section, I know the caption says this an N64 even though it isn’t, but this is still way cool!)
Not one, but two flavors of gum.
This would be especially great if you were getting a ride to a job interview or a first date.
Another one with free Wi-Fi:
And, a point for letting you use their aux cord to play music.
This person has thought of everything.
Need to charge your phone?
It doesn’t even matter what kind of phone you have. This driver has got you covered.
How about those aches and pains?
Getting a ride home after a heavy night of drinking? Better take some Advil…which this driver just so happens to have at the ready for you.
This driver has a little bit of everything!
Including, from the looks of it, tampons and other various health products!
Color me impressed.
Here’s another driver who thought ahead with the phone charger.
I also appreciate the magazines for backseat entertainment.
Would it be weird if I just requested to hang out in an Uber for a day?
We’ve seen the NES; here’s a SNES too!
Man, I would give anything to play some World Class Track Meet in the back seat.
This one might just take the cake.
They also probably serve cake, come to think of it.
And this driver from Georgia always has peaches handy!
Do I dare to eat a peach?
You better believe it.
Finally, this Uber driver might literally be the best person on the planet.
He drove his rider to the hospital and then hung out with him after learning that the rider’s family wasn’t nearby. What an incredible guy!
Share this with someone who uses Uber and Lyft all the time!