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Great Moments. Sorry for it being so long and if it's a repost.. Great moments often catch us wrapped in what others may consider a small one. A NYC Taxi driver

Sorry for it being so long and if it's a repost.

Great moments often catch us
wrapped in what others may consider a small one.
A NYC Taxi driver wrote:
I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After
waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was
going to be my last ride of my shift I thought
driving away, but instead I put the car in park and
walked up to the door and knocked.. 'dust a minute',
answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something
being dragged across the .
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in
her W' s stood before me. She was wearing a print
dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like
somebody out of a 1940' s movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment
looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the
furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or
utensils on the counters. In the corner was a
cardboard
box telled with photos and glassware.
would you carry my bag out to the car? she said. I
took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist
the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the
curb.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. nothing', I
told her.. 'l Just try to treat my passengers the way I
would want my mother to be treated.'
Oh, you' re such a good boy, she said. When we got in
the cab, she gave me an address and then asked,
Could you drive
through downtown?’
not the shortest way,' I answered quickly..
cm, I don' t mind,' she said. Tm in no hurry. Pm on my
way to a hospice.
I looked in the mirror. Her eyes were
glistening. 'l don' t have any family left,' she continued
in a soft voice..’ The doctor says I don' t have very
long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
What route would you like me to take? I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She
showed me the building where she had once worked
as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighborhood where she and
her husband had lived when they were newlyweds
She had me pull up in front ofa furniture warehouse
that had once been a ballroom where she had gone
dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she' d ask me to slow in front ofa
particular building or corner and would sit staring into
the darkness, saying nothing.
As the turst hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she
suddenly said, Tm tired. Let' s go now'.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me.
It was a low building, like a small convalescent home,
with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we
pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching
her every move.
They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the
door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
How much do I owe you? She asked, reaching into
her purse.
Nothing,' I said
You have to make a living,' she answered.
There are other passengers,' I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She
held onto me tightly.
You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,’ she
said. 'Thank you.'
I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim
morning light.. Behind me, a door shut. was the
sound of the closing of a life..
I didn' t pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove
aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, l
could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an
angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his
shift? What ifl had refused to take the run, or had
honked once, then driven away?
cm a quick review, I don' t think that I have done
anything more important in my life.
We' re conditioned to think that our lives revolve
around great moments.
But great moments often catch us
wrapped in what others may consider a small one.
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#5 - ultimateasshole
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I think im going to go visit my grandma.
#800 to #5 - maxmanharpooner
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WAHHAHHH my grandma just died last week! WAHHHH. She was freaking awesome and i will miss her.
WAHHAHHH my grandma just died last week! WAHHHH. She was freaking awesome and i will miss her.
User avatar #225 to #5 - thephantur
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My grandma's in China. :/
#127 to #5 - thesuttenburger
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the only grandparent i actually knew/liked is my grandfather, but he died years ago. my other grandparents (plural, i actually have 2 grandfathers and 2 grandmothers, divorces) are in tenesse/ texas i think. and my mom hates them because her bioligical parents abused her and she never liked her step dad either. so i dont have any grandparents to talk to. and everyone on my dads side (the only grandfather i actually liked) are all dead.
#1047 to #5 - cjasper
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#350 to #5 - xzenoo
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Sigh... The feeltrain coming... I remember watching some picture with my grandma, shortly after grandpa died of lung cancer, there were pictures of her and my grandpa touring the world, there were pictures both new and old, old ones showed the world as they once saw it and new ones showed it as it was today.
There were those moments she just stopped to look a picture for while, without saying a thing, shed a tear or two then moved on, I also remember how she cried when she watched a pic of my grandpa at his 30's and then looked at me, she said I looked just like him, which made me feel both happy and sad, since I may look like my grandpa, but inside I am not even a shadow of what my grandpa was, but it is good to know there are still ways to go before I can be the man I admired. (Remebering him makes me want to listen "The Wind beneath my wings") Pic by aTTe-1 from deviantART.
User avatar #353 to #350 - xzenoo
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*Admire
Still admire, bad typo...
#951 to #5 - herpderpharvey
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My mom's dad died last year and a couple of days ago my father's dad committed suicide...
#218 to #5 - knightofshadows
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Your name... is a misnomer
#529 to #218 - twiztidxson
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#87 to #5 - norwegiansnowman
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I think I need to go visit them aswell.    
I realized now how little time i have left with my grandparents.   
And I love them with all my heart and I couldnt bear the thought of them dying.   
It's not often funnyjunk maks me review my life, nice content, whoever made this.   
And cred to the man doing this, faith in humanity restored.
I think I need to go visit them aswell.
I realized now how little time i have left with my grandparents.
And I love them with all my heart and I couldnt bear the thought of them dying.
It's not often funnyjunk maks me review my life, nice content, whoever made this.
And cred to the man doing this, faith in humanity restored.
#121 - dangler
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I was about to go masturbate...
I was about to go masturbate...
#439 to #121 - hopalongreborn
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same, but now I have to re-evaluate the meaning of life thanks to a thread on funnyjunk
User avatar #400 to #121 - dalobman
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I'm still going to.
#18 - auesis
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I've never got feels from a post before but...damn.
I've never got feels from a post before but...damn.
#21 to #18 - cupotruth
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for starting this Doctor Who thread underneath this awesome story
for starting this Doctor Who thread underneath this awesome story
#22 to #21 - auesis
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Pleasure is all mine
Pleasure is all mine
#25 to #22 - cupotruth
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people are thumbing down comment >:(
people are thumbing down comment >:(
#26 to #25 - cupotruth
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though
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#562 to #18 - naziwalrusbastard
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#330 - thoracrian
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What I was expecting
#65 - splinfinity
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#6 - zakyrios
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It's **** like this that makes my eyes tear up and fill me with hope for humanity.

**** it's beautiful.
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User avatar #912 to #908 - uifilms
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Sweet roll
User avatar #1153 - dragunsfire
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am i the only one who was expecting a ****** up ending?
User avatar #1159 to #1153 - ThaJewBoy
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I figured she'd die in the cab to be honest....That mean we're going to hell..?
User avatar #1162 to #1159 - Ganifromholland
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why ur name in blue ??
User avatar #1170 to #1162 - ThaJewBoy
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I didnt know it was... :S
#1367 to #1159 - anon id: d4463099
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I thought she was already dead and it was really a ghost in the cab.
User avatar #1161 to #1159 - dragunsfire
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yea, i thought she was dead during the car ride to the hospice home. Usually when an old lady stops talking... they are dead...
#401 - I Am Monkey
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<--What I was expecting...