Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mansoor Khalid - The Candy Cab!
Padash LOVE award for today goes to Mansoor Khalid for this brilliant idea!
Oh How I love NYC and the amazing Pakistanis who live here! I HIGHLY recommend all my friends to contact The Candy Cab for your night out the next time you are in my City!
Mr. Khalid keeps the back dashboard of his yellow cab stocked with a layer of candy thick enough to induce envy in the most successful trick-or-treater.
Free candy isn’t the only perk of riding with Mr. Khalid, a 37-year-old electrical engineer from Pakistan who has been driving a yellow cab since 1996. He also recently bought a $400 subwoofer that, in his words, makes “your heart go boom,” and invites customers to plug their devices into the speakers. To complete the nightclub-in-a-cab experience, the car is also outfitted with an advanced lighting system that, when activated, flashes fluorescent reds, blues and purples.
His son, Saad, was born in 2010 with a congenital heart defect, and when Mr. Khalid visited him at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx after his night shift, he would bring coffee for the doctors and nurses there, who called him “coffee man.”
“My average was 20 bucks every night, for coffee and sweets,” he said.
Saad died last April, only 18 months old. When Mr. Khalid returned to work, he decided to turn his cab into a rolling celebration.
There is a video too!