TikTok influencer shares story of how an Uber driver helped her after she got robbed at music festival

Becca Moore, a TikTok influencer, went to Coachella hoping to have a great time and enjoy good music. Things took a bad turn when her wallet, rental keys, and phone were taken.

In the now-viral three-minute TikTok video that has garnered over 3.3 million views, Becca, 23, said she thought the guy was hitting on her, but as it turns out, he had other motives—to steal from her.

Becca was left with no money, a ride, or a way to tell her loved ones about her whereabouts following the Indio, Califonia festival. 

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Her friend’s hotel called her an Uber so she could get to a local store to buy a new phone. Her driver, Raul Torres, picked her up.

As Becca would later realize, it’s no coincidence that their paths crossed.

Raul of Fresno, California, wasn’t just a regular Uber driver but one who goes the extra mile for anyone in need.

Uber driver Raul Torres and Becca Moore holding up a copy of the police report she filed on a robber
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“A normal Uber driver takes you to a place and then drops you off. He insisted on coming in with me and making sure that I was going to have a ride after that,” Becca said.

Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to get a new phone because she didn’t have access to her current plan. Luckily for Becca, she wouldn’t have to deal with this emergency on her own.

Raul took Raul with him to the police station where he filed a report. With the help and assistance of the authorities, they were eventually able to locate the Airbnb that the thief was staying.

The police let them inside the room to search for the phone, but they couldn’t find it.

Disappointed, Becca and Raul decided to take a breather from their quest by getting some margaritas paid for by Raul “just because he’s an angel on this Earth,” said his grateful passenger.

Becca Moore and Raul Torres having margaritas in a restaurant
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Raul shared with the pair that his daughter Mayra had been fighting cancer and was currently undergoing chemotherapy. That’s why he’s working as an Uber driver.

“He told me all he wants is for his daughter to have a normal end to her senior year, and to be able to go to big events like prom and graduation,” Becca said in another TikTok video.

Raul was also caring to his father, who had also been diagnosed with cancer.

Upon hearing the driver’s story, Becca admired him even more for his decision to give up his entire day to make sure she got home safe.

After they had finished their drinks, the couple resumed their search. Raul drove her back to the robber’s Airbnb, where she found her phone sitting on top of the gate. Becca believes the thief fled with it after she realized that authorities were involved.

Becca Moore and Raul Torres
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Becca got her phone back, but Raul wasn’t done. He also helped her rent a car so she could drive home.

After eight hours, the search was finally over.

“Raul ended his Uber shift that morning to spend his day helping me, expecting nothing in return,” she said.

This time, it was Becca’s turn to do something for the Good Samaritan. She asked her 800K TikTok users to donate to a GoFundMe that she had set up for Raul. It has raised more than $177,000 to date!

The Torres family
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“When I was in the car with him it seemed like we were both so focused on my situation. We were talking about me getting a cell phone and other things that didn’t matter. And he completely glazed over the fact that his daughter and his dad were the ones that needed help,” she said.

Sadly, on April 29, Raul’s father succumbed to cancer. The family is in desperate need of all the support they can get, especially considering the additional funeral costs.

To help the Torres family, visit this GoFundMe page.

Becca will tell the story of Raul’s help to her.

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