Today I’d like to share how I lost my Malaysian passport (which I put in a purple plastic bag) in an Uber in Brazil on 4th May 2022. I contacted support but no news for a whole week, and unlike Grab in Malaysia, I couldn’t contact the driver anymore. So the only thing I knew how to do was to pray a lot, trusting in God and not what I see or in my own ways. A lot of my friends prayed for me also. Some people tried to scare me by telling me about how many passports are sold in the black market also. But I decided not to make any reports or think about it much until after 7 days have passed. So I left the matter to God.
6 days later, on 10th May 2022, I was walking on the street and the cashier in the shop that I passed by just so happened to notice and recognize me and waved to get my attention, asking if I lost my passport, because the Uber had given it to her. And so it was returned to me that afternoon.
So it seemed that the Uber driver, upon noticing I left my passport in his car, handed it over to the nearest shop at which he dropped me off.
There was no news from Uber or the driver. Uber didn’t even give me the driver’s contact. So everything was solved offline, as if there were no internet.
My gratitude to this lady for keeping my passport safe, and her sharp observation for an asian walking down the street, despite being at the cashier counter.