A Taxi Driver’s Heartwarming Encounter: A Passenger Leaves Behind a Dog with a Special Note
In Bogotá, Colombia, Dagoberto Rojas Buitrago makes his living by shuttling passengers around the bustling city. One day, a man carrying a black bag hailed his taxi, requesting a ride to a local mall. Rojas Buitrago, ever the accommodating driver, readily agreed.
The journey seemed typical, filled with casual conversation, until they reached their destination. That’s when the passenger, clutching his bag, made an unexpected request.
“He told me he didn’t have money and needed to visit an ATM,” Rojas Buitrago recounted. “But as soon as he stepped out of the car, the bag began to move.”
Taken aback, Rojas Buitrago instinctively reached for the bag. Upon feeling movement inside, he decided to investigate further.
“I unzipped the bag and found a dog inside along with a note,” Rojas Buitrago explained.
To his astonishment, not only had the passenger abandoned the unsuspecting pup, but the dog also came with a set of detailed instructions.
“Walks: 5:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.,” the note read. “Clean paws after each walk.”
The note then provided information about the pup’s feeding schedule, his penchant for slipping through open doors, and when to reward him with treats.
Rojas Buitrago gently lifted the dog from the bag and placed him on his lap. He patiently waited for the passenger’s return, but after an hour passed, he realized the heartbreaking truth.
“After waiting for about an hour, I was sure he had been abandoned,” Rojas Buitrago lamented. “He seemed anxious. As I held him, he frantically scanned the area for the man, who never returned. So, I decided to take the dog with me to work for the rest of the morning.”
After a few hours of sharing the taxi, Rojas Buitrago realized that the dog was something special. That’s when he made the life-changing decision to make the pup a permanent part of his family.
“We didn’t have any pets at home, so I thought, ‘Well, I’ll adopt him!'” Rojas Buitrago revealed. “We named him Toby Taxista.”
Despite Toby Taxista’s initial nervousness, he quickly settled into his new, loving home. Guided by the detailed note from his previous owner, Rojas Buitrago and his family got to know Toby’s personality and routine.
“We followed the instructions precisely as written in the letter,” Rojas Buitrago shared. “His day starts at 5:00 a.m., and he joins the family for multiple outings throughout the day.”
Over a year has passed since Rojas Buitrago discovered the dog in his taxi, and their bond has grown stronger than ever. Toby Taxista often accompanies his dad to work, cheerfully greeting passengers. And when he’s not in the taxi, Toby knows exactly when to expect his beloved owner at home.
“He knows I get home around 10 p.m., and he waits for me at the door,” Rojas Buitrago affectionately said.
Toby Taxista’s life has transformed for the better since becoming a cherished member of Rojas Buitrago’s family. His days are now filled with love and adventure, and both he and his family wouldn’t have it any other way.
“He’s spoiled — we all adore him,” Rojas Buitrago declared. “He’s an integral part of our family, and we’ll never part with him.”