Taxi driver gets kiss, hug from Ruffa
What can a taxi driver get for being honest? A kiss and a hug from Ruffa Gutierrez!
Gutierrez gave taxi driver Ariel Dalangin a kiss and a hug as a show of gratitude for returning her six pairs of expensive custom-made shoes.
Dalangin returned the six pair of shoes, worth at least US$4,000 or at least P172,000, to the actress on radio dzMM's program Aksyon Ngayon, which is hosted by Kaye Dacer and Manila Mayor Fred Lim.
The expensive shoes were left by Gutierrez's personal aide Jimmy in Dalangin's taxi recently.
According to Jimmy, who also witnessed the turnover of the shoes to Gutierrez, he hailed Dalangin's taxi in Greenhills, San Juan City. He said he was supposed to bring the shoes to Gutierrez, who has a shoot in Pasong Tamo, Makati City.
Arriving at the shooting venue, Jimmy said he totally forgot the shoes as he was talking to a cousin about his ailing mother over the phone.
Jimmy, who also expressed his gratitude to the taxi driver, said during an interview over dzMM that he thought of selling his family's land property to be able to pay for the shoes that he lost.
Dalangin, for his part, said that he got mad because when Jimmy got off his taxi, he saw that Gutierrez's assistant left some trash. As he checked the rest of the backseat, he saw several plastic bags, which he first thought as grocery bags.
The taxi driver said that he was surprised to see expensive-looking shoes.
Dalangin said he went home and asked his wife to bring the shoes to radio dzMM. The missing shoes were immediately announced over Aksyon Ngayon program by its hosts.
Dacer said during the program that the show immediately received several calls from concerned citizens, informing them that the shoes belong to Gutierrez.
Gutierrez explained that a lot of people knew that her shoes were missing because she announced it on Twitter on Monday.
The actress was informed by the radio program yesterday that her expensive shoes have been found.
As soon as she met Dalangin, Gutierrez announced on her Twitter account: "With Mr. Ariel, the good samaritan from Margel Taxi who returned my 6pairs of shoes left in his cab."
Gutierrez handed over a gift to the taxi driver. She also announced that she will fulfil her Twitter promise that she will hug and kiss the person who will return her shoes.