Kevin Rudd has gone from Prime Minister to Uber Driver, in unexpected circumstances whilst dropping off his daughter at a restaurant in Noosa.
Rudd’s daughter Jessica, posted the funny story to Twitter, explaining that because it was raining, her dad dropped them at the front of a restaurant then drove off to find a park. She then witnessed a group of people entering his car, but she thought maybe it was a different car.
It wasn’t. It was Dad’s car. The lovely but tipsy crew had been at the restaurant since lunch and asked for a lift to Hastings St. Said they’d pay. He said he’d give them a lift. Took them half the ride to discover who their driver was. He’s here now.— Jessica Rudd (@Jess_Rudd) April 6, 2021
"Dad just dropped us off at a restaurant in Noosa then went to find a park because it’s raining. Then I thought I saw some people pile into his car, told myself it wasn’t—must be a similar looking Uber." — Jessica Rudd .
Jessica then explained the 'tipsy crew’ asked for a lift and said they’d pay but it took them until half the ride to realise who their Uber driver was. She further explains:
"It wasn’t. It was Dad’s car. The lovely but tipsy crew had been at the restaurant since lunch and asked for a lift to Hastings St. Said they’d pay. He said he’d give them a lift. Took them half the ride to discover who their driver was. He’s here now."
The former PM, also took to Twitter to confirm the story was true, saying:
"Guilty as charged. Four young Melburnians getting drenched in a Queensland subtropical downpour at Noosa last night with no Uber in sight… So what’s a man to do? Good kids. I hope they’ve had some fun up here.”
Many have praised the father of three, calling him a legend and a 'very good bloke'.
Oh wow, what a great story! I would love to have seen their facial expressions and hear their possible reactions/words/responses when they realised who their supposed ‘Uber’ driver was! Your dad is a legend Jess👍— LisaJPG 😷 (@LJPG_23) April 6, 2021
He is a good sport your dad. He is a decent man, far and away the most intellectual PM we have had in decades. And he is not frightened to give a hand to those struggling, a la Queensland floods.Hopefully, he will want to continue with his public service. A very good bloke.👍👍🤓— John Smith (@Lawleysmith) April 6, 2021
Legend - have to say, if I'd jumped in @MrKRudd 's user, you have to send out the rescue party, because I'd still be there having a chat about all the crap what needs fixing in Australia & how proud my dad was when another boy from Cooroy became PM. 😊— 🕯Linda #AlledgedSewerRat 👱♀️🐨🌟🎶🕯 (@EurekaJustice) April 6, 2021
the group half way into the trip pic.twitter.com/AAlo4VlfVT— Milk Vat 3 (@wetbreadvevo) April 6, 2021
Main Image Credit:
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Minister for Industry Senator Kim Carr pose for a photo during a visit to the Automotive Centre of Excellence in Melbourne, Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)