Cabby offers free rides to those paying respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Cabby offers free rides to those paying respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

As Singaporeans mourn the passing of former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, many have also shown their respect for the political legend in the ways that they can.

Stories have emerged of a florist giving out free flowers for those paying their last respects and also of auto shops printing and distributing free decals of the now familiar ribbon image of Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

And now, a photo circulating on Facebook shows a taxi driver's kind deed of offering free rides to those who paid their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House.

Facebook user Fiona Lim wrote: "This brought tears to my eyes when I was having a conversation with the taxi uncle.

"Probably one of the nicest taxi uncles I've met. He was telling me that Mr Lee has given so much for this country, consider this as us giving it back to him.

"He told me that he put up this sign because he knew that SMRT would not be offering 24-hour services.

"Hence, he's going to take four hours of his time from 12-4am, going to and fro the parliament house to offer free taxi rides home to those who went to pay their respects to Lee Kuan Yew. One of the nicest gestures."


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