My favorite films almost always have a buddy element. They can be buddy comedies or action comedies or any situation where two people who've decided to become pals, against the odds, form an unbreakable bond that carries them through some tough times.
So when I heard about this story of a Florida Uber driver who happened upon a despondent soul who claimed she flew from Texas to meet a man who supposedly ditched her, I began to tear up a little bit.
Because their story is one that pretty much packs all of those things I love about amazing buddy films. Thankfully, the Uber driver, aka "La Loba" chronicled the entire wild ride.
I was driving for uber today & this girl gets in the car. I ask her hows her day been & she breaks down. She tells me that she flew alone from Texas to see a guy & he abandoned her so I did what I would want someone to do for me. I invited her to hang out with my friends & I.— la loba (@vickto_willy) December 10, 2017
She discovered that Leah was basically staying in her hotel room alone after her date ditched her, which understandably got La Loba immediately thinking of vengeance.
To which Leah declined.
After talking about this guy some more, La Loba critically analyzed some shady sounding information. The guy was allegedly being mad secretive and reportedly said he didn't want his coach to find his car parked at the hotel he visited Leah at.
She just told us that when he came to her hotel, he asked her where he could park his car so no one would see it. He claim since he plays for FSU his coach would be mad if he knew he was there. Likeeee I’m pissed! He clearly hiding something. What y’all think? pic.twitter.com/4ow9dDdVC6— la loba (@vickto_willy) December 10, 2017
Determined to show her new Texas friend a good time, La Loba took Leah out to party Florida style.
Update: Her name is Leah. She’s super sweet and charming and I’m about to show her a good time. Taking her to a pregame, already got her listening to Florida music like Ice Berg and Major Nine. Changing her life and getting her lit. pic.twitter.com/L3ncXSOksO— la loba (@vickto_willy) December 10, 2017
Things escalated rather quickly. Turns out that the combination of alcohol, being in a new city, and getting ditched by a guy you flew hundreds of miles to see was a recipe for emotional disaster.
Update: She stage dived. I have no words. This has become a responsibility greater than I could have ever imagined. She’s heart broken. Her emotions are everywhere and the alcohol has enhanced that. I don’t regret it. At least she’s having fun.— la loba (@vickto_willy) December 10, 2017
Something that La Loba had not anticipated but, like every moment of "hard decision time" in every great film, and knowing the risks involved, our fearless Uber driver decided to stick by her new friend and look on the bright side.
Update: His name is Aaron King. She standing outside the club. I tried to tell her not to call. Based on every excuse he’s used to avoid her, he either has a girlfriend or is a sociopath. He literally told her “I gotta leave cause I need to put lotion on my face” what in the lies pic.twitter.com/76aPMzd1Ol— la loba (@vickto_willy) December 10, 2017
La Loba could've noped out of the situation. She could've not gotten emotionally involved and kept her relationship with Leah on a low-level, you know, a normal, appropriate level of attachment for someone who was really just an Uber passenger.
Thankfully, she didn't. After finding out who this guy was, she called him up and demanded to know who he was and why he thought he could supposedly abandon Leah the way he did.
Update: He tried his lies on me but I hit him with receipts. Talking about he can’t be around her because he’s a student athlete. I said how does that matter when you didn’t even get in the game this season 🤔 like please give a better excuse. pic.twitter.com/W0IZS0t3mk— la loba (@vickto_willy) December 10, 2017
Reportedly, his story was full of holes and every excuse he was providing became progressively more bizarre.
So La Loba put him on blast on social media.
Update: I just told him to watch his back because I was going to tell my twitter family his @. Anyone know this prick?? He claims to be a student athlete for Florida State. So good that he thinks he can treat girls however he wants without it backfiring. pic.twitter.com/lhfFeuL3cg— la loba (@vickto_willy) December 10, 2017
Twitter's investigative machine went to work and discovered that Aaron is apparently a football player, but he doesn't go to FSU.
Played him in high school he’s sorry af and definitely isn’t playin anywhere in college 😂— Jared LePage (@jaredlepage) December 11, 2017
After partying and getting to the bottom of the mystery, La Loba dropped Leah off at her hotel and made sure she was safe and sound in her bed.
Update: She’s safely back at her hotel. I have to take all my other friends home. But I promised to check on her in the morning and drive her to the airport to catch her flight. The night was wild but it was worth it. Glad to have met my new friend, Leah💛. pic.twitter.com/KMfULJWnq2— la loba (@vickto_willy) December 10, 2017
Then she took Leah to the airport. The two are going their separate ways now, but I'm hoping the both of them get together again and get into some sort of mischief.
What a way to turn a horrible trip around. Isn't it awesome when human beings are kind to each other?