From a city notorious for its tough, get-outta-my-way disposition comes a story of the real New York attitude.
The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers set up a fundraiser and asked New York City taxi drivers to donate one day’s tips to Omar and Kareem Elnahal, 13-year-old twins who were recently orphaned.
Their parents, Egyptian immigrants Mohamad El-Nahal, who was a cab driver, and Mervat Saad Ibrahim, were killed in a hit-and-run accident on February 14.
In another response to the tragic accident, the Federation of Taxi Drivers is pushing for more penalties for hit-and-run drivers.
So, for any readers who live in or happen to be in New York in the next several days, please remember to give a big tip to your cab driver, and hopefully it’ll go to these two boys.