The Cab Driver who was kind to a terminally ill passenger-Unproven!

The Cab Driver and the Terminally ILL PassengerTruth!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a touching story about a conscientious cab driver who discovered that his fare was a woman who was leaving her small apartment for the last time and going to a hospice to die.

The Truth:

We’ve received a lot of emails from readers who have given us four or five different sources for this story including a man who claimed that he was the source—none of which has turned out to be correct.  

The truth is that this is from the pen of inspirational writer Kent Nerburn.

He told that the story is true and happened to him in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the early 1980’s.  At the time he was working as a driver for the Yellow Cab company and worked what he called “the dog shift” overnight.  

The story was originally published in a book by Nerburn titled Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace and published by Harper, San Francisco.

Updated 7/10/07