Taxi Driver Hailed Hero For Helping Lost Elderly Man

ST. LOUS, MO (KTVI)– If Terrence Reid were in a comic book his superhero name might be Good Samaritan man.

“I’ve been trained all my life to do nothing but good.  I tell people sometime that my mask and cape are invisible. All I have is this red car and the opportunity to help out anywhere I can,” said cab driver Terrence Reid.

And that opportunity came Friday night in his four door cab mobile, when Reid spotted an elderly man in distress.

 “I called his cell phone. He answered his cell phone and said he was lost.  He knew he was in St. Louis but he didn’t know where he was at,” said Roy Winans, a concerned nephew.

 Roy Winans says his uncle had been missing for hours before Reid found him and did what any true blooded taxi driver does best.

He sat and listened until his family came to pick him up.

“And I said look well I’ll sit hang out with you until he gets here. He said I appreciate that and he said God takes care of fools and babies. I’m not a baby. Ha ha ha.”

He was just a man who got lost who had some help from a good guy Terrence.

“This man genuinely changed my outlook on people again.  There are good people out there.”

And they might not wear red capes but drive shiny red cars.