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.
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.
Determined to show her new Texas friend a good time, La Loba took Leah out to party Florida style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twitter's investigative machine went to work and discovered that Aaron is apparently a football player, but he doesn't go to FSU.
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.
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?
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