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Uber Driver Gives Woman's Phone Back Eight Months After She Left It In Taxi

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Uber Driver Gives Woman's Phone Back Eight Months After She Left It In Taxi

A DJ was gobsmacked when her Uber driver handed her phone back - eight months after she left it in his taxi.

Shay Sade, from Kingston, London, says her 'faith in humanity was restored' by the 'crazy miracle'.

The 27-year-old's phone was returned to her following a chance encounter with the same driver on 30 April, who told her he had been keeping hold of it, in case he should bump into her again.

Shay shared the bizarre story to her Twitter account, where it has been retweeted and liked thousands of times since.

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Speaking about the tale, she said: "It's restored my faith in humanity. It made me feel like people are nice - there are nice people out there.

"I've lost things in the past and people have used it or done stuff with it.

"This is the first time a stranger has done something like this, he didn't have to, I just thought, 'Wow, you're such a nice human being.'

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Credit: Kennedy News and Media
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Shay lost her phone back in August, but says she had been in a number of Ubers that day and just didn't have a clue which one she might have left it in.

"I remember getting into multiple Ubers and the minute I got home, that's when I realised I didn't have my phone anymore," she said.

"I was searching my entire room, through my bag. I used my other phone to call the shisha place first, but they didn't have it.

"I tried calling the phone I'd lost but it wouldn't ring. I kept ringing, but I knew how temperamental that phone was and that it was going to switch off at any minute.

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"I tried to contact Uber, but I couldn't even remember which Uber I'd been in when I lost it. I went through multiple Ubers that day."

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Credit: Kennedy News and Media

However, Shay eventually accepted that it was gone for good.

"When somebody steals your phone in London, that's it," she said. "You don't expect somebody to hand your phone in or keep hold of it for that long.

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"I honestly thought that if anybody had found it, they would have stolen it, sold it or done something with it."

She added: "It felt like such a relief to get it back. I just thought, 'This is a crazy miracle.'"

Since sharing her story on social media,. Shay has received a fair bit of criticism from people who simply don't believe her.

However, she has tried to ignore it.

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Shay said: "I find it quite sad that people don't believe humans can be good and nice.

An Uber spokesperson said: "We're delighted to see the passenger has had her phone returned, and that the driver kindly held onto the device until he saw her again.

"Passengers who think they may have left their items behind on an Uber journey needn't worry: they can immediately contact their driver through the Uber app, and their number is anonymised so they can get in touch without sharing any personal information.

"Uber's support team is available 24 hours a day through the 'Help' section of the app in the event the passenger is unable to contact the driver."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Topics: Lost, Social Media, Mobile Phone, Uber, Twitter, Apple, London

Dominic Smithers

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