Will he get free rides?
A newborn baby boy was just named Uber — thanks to his mom’s driver. A New Delhi woman named Babli requested that her Uber driver, Shahnawaz, name her son after he helped deliver the newborn in the back of his Uber car.
“I had asked them to call an ambulance, but the women said that they couldn’t get one,” he said. “The woman was writhing in pain and her friends did not know what to do. I pulled out the towels from the seats and poured some drinking water into a bowl. The child was born within minutes and I was really happy to see that he was responding.”
Shahnawaz then drove Babli to the hospital and escorted her to the emergency wing. “He picked me up, put me on a stretcher,” Babli told The Times of India, “and dragged it into the hospital.”
Babli was so appreciative of Shahnawaz’s assistance that she invited him to her baby boy’s baptism on Sunday, December 13. Even better, he got to name the little guy during the ceremony.
“The doctors asked if I was her husband,” Shahnawaz told The Times of India. “This was one of the happiest moments of my life.”