Pic: An Irishman in Dubai, an Indian taxi driver and a rollercoaster star in this cracking good news story
What a sound thing to do.
It might be a cliché, but a large part of why the world seems very happy to meet Irish people when we're travelling abroad is because there's a level of decency, positivity and craic that's inherent in all of us.
JOE reader Liam Murphy is originally from Bandon, Cork, but he's currently working in Dubai with his company EMC, carrying out MVT (Manufacturing Validation Testing) to set up a new distributor in the area.
Liam is travelling by himself and had a bit of downtime recently, so he decided to visit the nearby Ferrari World and enjoy some of the rollercoasters on offer.
The Corkman decided to take a taxi to get there, but his driver, an Indian man named Shakiha, informed him that he has never actually stepped foot inside Ferrari World, despite driving to it almost every day.
Liam says, "every time he drops passengers off and he stays in the car for the day. I decided to bring him along for the laugh. He was great entertainment. I bought him some pizza on the way home also. His family are in India and he said that he sends money home each month. I felt sorry for him but he was delighted with the day out."
I think we can all agree that this is an incredibly sound gesture from Liam, but Shakiha definitely had a memorable rollercoaster debut.
Liam adds, "his first ever roller coaster ride was on the fastest in the world. 'I do not feel well sir' he said to me. Shakiha will sleep well tonight though!"
Fair play to you Liam, you're an absolute gent.
Main image via Ferrari World