A Holiday Message

A Holiday Message

The holidays are a time for celebrations, festive feasts, and hideously ugly sweaters. But they’re also a time to slow down and reflect on what really matters: our connection with others. This season, we wanted to take a moment to share a few of our favorite Lyft moments from 2015. From building each other up after heartbreak, to inventing new products, to saving kittens, it's amazing what the Lyft community can do.

Whether you’re a driver, passenger, or both, thank you — it's you that makes this community so special. May these stories warm your heart, and may your holidays be bright as a Glowstache! Scroll over each photo to read the story.

“I was in Seattle for a few days and wanted to check out Snoqualmie Falls. I called a Lyft ride and met my driver, Walter. As Walter and I started talking in the car, he told me he had actually been wanting to check out Snoqualmie Falls for some time. He ended up joining me on my hike, and on the way back, we stopped by at a roadside fruit stand and had the best Rainier cherries ever. Walter proved that Lyft isn’t just a transportation service; it’s a means of meeting new friends, sharing great conversations, and having unheard of adventures. Thanks for the unforgettable experience!” -Alice from LA

“I was in Seattle for a few days and wanted to check out Snoqualmie Falls. I called a Lyft ride and met my driver, Walter. As Walter and I started talking in the car, he told me he had actually been wanting to check out Snoqualmie Falls for some time. He ended up joining me on my hike, and on the way back, we stopped by at a roadside fruit stand and had the best Rainier cherries ever. Walter proved that Lyft isn’t just a transportation service; it’s a means of meeting new friends, sharing great conversations, and having unheard of adventures. Thanks for the unforgettable experience!” -Alice from LA

Sacramento driver Jan, affectionately known as MomLyft, makes sure her passengers never go hungry. Here she dropped a passenger off at work — then came back with lunch!

Sacramento driver Jan, affectionately known as MomLyft, makes sure her passengers never go hungry. Here she dropped a passenger off at work — then came back with lunch!

"Gary requested a Lyft ride to go to meet his girlfriend. When we arrived, he asked her to marry him! She said yes, of course. I was so glad to capture the moment and to be an important part of this wonderful event." -Seattle driver Chakrit

"Gary requested a Lyft ride to go to meet his girlfriend. When we arrived, he asked her to marry him! She said yes, of course. I was so glad to capture the moment and to be an important part of this wonderful event."
-Seattle driver Chakrit

Austin Lyft drivers came together to donate their tips and fundraise in the fight against AIDS. Together they raised over $4,000 for the Austin AIDS Walk.

Austin Lyft drivers came together to donate their tips and fundraise in the fight against AIDS. Together they raised over $4,000 for the Austin AIDS Walk.

"Shoutout to my new friend and hearing-impaired Lyft driver Bridget! I loved signing back and forth with her."  -Dena in Chicago

"Shoutout to my new friend and hearing-impaired Lyft driver Bridget! I loved signing back and forth with her." 
-Dena in Chicago

"We were stopped a busy intersection when we saw this little fur ball of a kitten dodging traffic going 50+ miles per hour. Before I knew it, my driver Hinton hopped out of the car, stopped a semi truck that was coming, and ran out in the middle of the highway to scoop him up! I was then worried we might have to just leave him somewhere, but Hinton agreed that after surviving that there was no way we could just leave him. We took him to an animal shelter about 20 minutes away so he could become adopted and live a full life. It’s everyday heroes like Hinton that make a difference!” -Christy in Austin

"We were stopped a busy intersection when we saw this little fur ball of a kitten dodging traffic going 50+ miles per hour. Before I knew it, my driver Hinton hopped out of the car, stopped a semi truck that was coming, and ran out in the middle of the highway to scoop him up! I was then worried we might have to just leave him somewhere, but Hinton agreed that after surviving that there was no way we could just leave him. We took him to an animal shelter about 20 minutes away so he could become adopted and live a full life. It’s everyday heroes like Hinton that make a difference!” -Christy in Austin

Nearly a year ago, Kyle took a Lyft ride with Denver driver Devin, who told him he’d invented a magnetic belt and was driving with Lyft to get the idea off the ground. When Kyle saw the product, he immediately said “I want to partner with you!” The two exchanged numbers, added a third friend, Mike, and a business was born. Kyle’s gut feeling was right: today Magzook Tightening Systems has become the most-backed belt in crowdfunding history!

Nearly a year ago, Kyle took a Lyft ride with Denver driver Devin, who told him he’d invented a magnetic belt and was driving with Lyft to get the idea off the ground. When Kyle saw the product, he immediately said “I want to partner with you!” The two exchanged numbers, added a third friend, Mike, and a business was born. Kyle’s gut feeling was right: today Magzook Tightening Systems has become the most-backed belt in crowdfunding history!

"I parted with this lovely ring for a good reason today. I asked my Lyft driver how long she's been driving with Lyft and she said six months. 'It's kept me sane for the past six months,' she said, and she proceeded to tell me that her husband just left her after 22 years of marriage. I told her I personally understood how devastating divorce can be. I showed her my ring and told her I've learned there is always hope, and that I've made it a point to remind myself of that daily. At the end of the ride she said she was going to find her own symbol of hope on her day off — so I gave her mine. I've had it long enough to be reminded without it. It's these little moments with strangers that I feel so much love. I live for moments like these." -Kimberly in San Antonio

"I parted with this lovely ring for a good reason today. I asked my Lyft driver how long she's been driving with Lyft and she said six months. 'It's kept me sane for the past six months,' she said, and she proceeded to tell me that her husband just left her after 22 years of marriage. I told her I personally understood how devastating divorce can be. I showed her my ring and told her I've learned there is always hope, and that I've made it a point to remind myself of that daily. At the end of the ride she said she was going to find her own symbol of hope on her day off — so I gave her mine. I've had it long enough to be reminded without it. It's these little moments with strangers that I feel so much love. I live for moments like these." -Kimberly in San Antonio

"I was about to stop driving and call it a night, but then I got one last request. The passenger, J, had lost his house key in a friend's car a few towns over. I said 'alright, let's go get 'em!' It took us awhile, but we found the keys! We had such a fun ride that we stopped to grab a bite on the way back. Sure, I was out later than expected, but it was such a great adventure!" -Courtney in SF

"I was about to stop driving and call it a night, but then I got one last request. The passenger, J, had lost his house key in a friend's car a few towns over. I said 'alright, let's go get 'em!' It took us awhile, but we found the keys! We had such a fun ride that we stopped to grab a bite on the way back. Sure, I was out later than expected, but it was such a great adventure!" -Courtney in SF

"I picked up a Lyft passenger and he tried ordering flowers for a special someone on the phone. They were outrageously priced for same day delivery! So I stopped by a flower shop so he could hand-pick a bouquet and then I offered to drop them off to her after I drove him home." -Renee in Dallas

"I picked up a Lyft passenger and he tried ordering flowers for a special someone on the phone. They were outrageously priced for same day delivery! So I stopped by a flower shop so he could hand-pick a bouquet and then I offered to drop them off to her after I drove him home." -Renee in Dallas


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