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Valentine’s Day Winners! Tales From The Heart

February 13, 2016 / Nigeria

Warning: The post below is beyond adorable!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! We held a contest to hook up five lucky riders with some amazing valentine presents. Riders simply had to tell us why their partner deserved the V-day hookup. We got tons of incredible responses and have copied the 5 winning submissions below.

Our winner of the private 5 course dinner at Miele’s Kitchen with Chef Eros:

I met B*** 3 years after I just left a terrible relationship that left me emotionless. he was patient, loving, generous and kind. I kept pushing him away but he was very persistent. He kept telling me that I didn’t need to love him back because his love was enough for both of us. B*** is more than amazing…Three years later, he is still amazing and I fall in love with him everyday. Yes! His generous love did not only heal my broken heart, it taught me how to love again and to believe that True Love really exist. I hope I can treat him to a Private dinner for two at Miele’s Kitchen because He deserves it.

Our winner of a bouquet of roses for his Fiance:

M****, i want you to know that since the day we met I’ve fallen deeply in love with you. there are no words to express the feeling I feel in my heart that you came into my life, and how you make every day so special. you are my life, my heart, my soul. You are my best friend, my one true love, my one and only. I love you more today than I did yesterday, and I’ll love you more tomorrow than I do today. Loving you is the only thing that makes life worth living. Day by day, my love for you becomes overwhelming, and I can’t handle it when I don’t see your chats or even talk to you every day. A day without you in my life is like a day without sunshine, a day without food, or a day without air. I need you when I’m cold to keep me warm; I need you in the rain to keep me dry; I need you in my life to keep me happy. You make me feel wonderful. You give me strength when I just can’t carry on and I truly treasure that. Every moment spent together is another one of my dreams coming true. I’m afraid I’ll say something to make you forget the feelings you have for me when .

I know I can make you mad, but I promise you that this is all going to change because I love you with everything I have. I was scared to love you at first, out of fear that you would hurt me, but I did and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Now, the only fear I have is waking up and realizing it’s all a dream. You are the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. Each moment that you and I spend together is so magical that I catch myself smiling for no reason at all. I thought that I would never find a love that is as strong as ours, but now that we’ve found each other I know that you are the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, the person I want to marry, the person I want to have babies with, and the person I want to grow old with. And by 19th March we are getting married. I can’t wait for that day to come.

Baby, you complete me. You make my life so amazing and I don’t know how else to repay you but to love you just as much as you love me. The world is a better place to be because of you. You make me feel beautiful. Thank you for giving me so much more than I ever could have wanted. I am so thankful for what we have, and for everything we will have. You are the only woman I ever want to share my life with. I could never imagine what it would be like if we were to lose each other. I don’t even want to think about it. All I want to think of is you. You are the love of my life.

I love you, and I always will until the day I die. Hopefully, when that day comes, I will still have you by my side and yours will be the last face that I see. When i’m older I’ll look back at the ways we argued about things that were so insignificant and we’ll laugh and know that our love was strong enough to overcome every argument. I just want you to know that I’m thankful that you came into my life and I will love you till the end of my days. My love for you will never fade, I’m crazy about you, baby. Love Always, K****

Our winner of the R and R Luxury Skincare Giftbox:

My girlfriend, E****, is the most thoughtful and caring person i know. I had an accident two months ago, and had to undergo surgery, and all the while i was in the hospital, E*** did all she could to never leave my bedside. She would come to visit me EVERYDAY at the hospital. Everyday! And also take the pains to get to work, dry her eyes, and smile, like nothing had happened (My Superwoman). And now that i’m back home, not minding the distance (From Ilaje, Ajah to Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja) she comes to visit me every Sunday after church. While undertaking these arduous journeys, whenever she could, she would Uber to me, or i would support her financially, as she “Ubered” back.

I really wish i could show her how much i appreciate her, and tell her a big Thank You for showing me what LOVE truly means, through her Sacrifice with a capital S.

Our winner of a dozen cupcakes from Rum ‘N’ Passion for her ode to Mother:

So I’m not here to tell you a sob story in order to play on your emotion; I’m just telling you the honest truth and taking a one in a million chance so that you can help me help the most amazing woman in the world. Growing up, my father was never absent, but he wasn’t quite present either. Over the years he grew to be full on absent. He put us through a lot. Back in the good old 2010’s we were what you could consider a “high class society family”. However we fell. We fell long and hard from that life because of him. Chasing women, having other kids, reckless spending to the point of the family being broke. Now my mother, young, strong and smart took it upon herself to raise 5 kids on her own. It would have been too easy for her to drop us and walk away; she had every reason to, but she stuck with us. I never realised it because she took such good care of us, but looking back we faced quite a few trials and tribulations. Rather than go into details and stories of what happened in the past; I’d rather focus on the present. To put it quite simply my mum is just the best. Although we argue and fight pretty much everyday, I love her to bits and would like you to help me show her.

My mother is strong, kind, loyal and caring. She’s my rock, never mind the fact that she’s weathered many storms and crumbles in certain places, she’s always steadfast. She’s got the most compassionate heart I’ve ever seen. If you’re familiar with the phrase “taking Panadol for someone else’s headache”; that’s basically the motto she lives by. For example (one that occurs a bit to oven) she can’t see someone’s car stuck on a sandy road somewhere and just leave it, never mind the damage it’ll do to her own car. My mom is just superwoman. Literally. She’s taken on the roles of father, mother, friend, cook, nanny, maid, driver, gateman. All to take care of her kids. I don’t know what I did to deserve such an amazing woman in my life, but she is here and I’m so thankful and grateful every single day. I guess you wouldn’t find a whole bunch of 19 year old girls entering this competition, especially not for their mums. And to be honest I wasn’t going to send an entry either but she’s too much of an amazing person for me not to at least try.

Basically, to sum up how much she means to me, I’ll leave you with the words of Susan Hickman Sater; “I see my life through her eyes. I see the strength she always offers me, the comfort she continuously shows me, the support she provides me, the magnitude of the love she unselfishly shares… I see the many sacrifices she has made and continues to make for me, the inspiration she is to me when I need direction, the devotion she shows me as a parent, and the encouragement she gives me when I need a friend. When I look at her, and see my life though her eyes, I feel very loved, fortunate and blessed. She is the best and more than a mother could be”.

Our winner of Uber credits for his heartfelt letter to his wife:

My wife deserves the Uber hookup because she is the piece that completes me. An amazing mother to our beautiful daughter(who takes a lot after her), a business partner in my crazy idea-based approach to business, best friend to the very reserved me and owner of my precious heart. I really was lost before she stepped into my world, now it builds on perfectly.

Happy 14th everyone! Uber will have loads of cars on today to make Lagos a city of love on wheels and keep you and your lovebird riding in style!

XOXO

Team UberLagos