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During this difficult time, a lot of people have done what they can to brighten things up for others.|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Rumor Control ||Ride share drivers get you from point A to point B, but with Richard Szalecki, you get more. He’ll sing for you. “When I went full-time, I said, ‘What can I do to enhance the ridership of my people?’ I’d say about 65% of them did not want to engage in conversation,” Szalecki said.Music can bring people together.“I constantly hear at least once a day, ‘This is the best ride I’ve ever had,’” he said.It makes this gig worth it and he gets positive reviews. Szalecki is one of the top Uber drivers in the country. “At the same time, I got my 8,000th 5-star review, which puts me in an elite category in the whole country,” he said.That’s music to his ears, especially right now. On some trips, he’s a driver, others a therapist of sorts. “I’m able to listen to them, come deal with their fear and anxiety,” Szalecki said.Earlier this month, Szalecki drove up to NYC to drive a piece of equipment to a doctor.“I dropped it off and that led me to go to Time Square and sing Sinatra,” he said. It was nearly empty, but he said he was glad to do it for those who were there.“It’s just great to cheer people up and feel better about their that day, better about themselves and themselves,” Szalecki said.It’s a bumpy road we’re on right now, but the singing rideshare driver is glad to be on it with his passengers.

During this difficult time, a lot of people have done what they can to brighten things up for others.

|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Rumor Control ||

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Ride share drivers get you from point A to point B, but with Richard Szalecki, you get more. He’ll sing for you.

“When I went full-time, I said, ‘What can I do to enhance the ridership of my people?’ I’d say about 65% of them did not want to engage in conversation,” Szalecki said.

Music can bring people together.

“I constantly hear at least once a day, ‘This is the best ride I’ve ever had,’” he said.

It makes this gig worth it and he gets positive reviews. Szalecki is one of the top Uber drivers in the country.

“At the same time, I got my 8,000th 5-star review, which puts me in an elite category in the whole country,” he said.

That’s music to his ears, especially right now. On some trips, he’s a driver, others a therapist of sorts.

“I’m able to listen to them, come deal with their fear and anxiety,” Szalecki said.

Earlier this month, Szalecki drove up to NYC to drive a piece of equipment to a doctor.

“I dropped it off and that led me to go to Time Square and sing Sinatra,” he said.

It was nearly empty, but he said he was glad to do it for those who were there.

“It’s just great to cheer people up and feel better about their that day, better about themselves and themselves,” Szalecki said.

It’s a bumpy road we’re on right now, but the singing rideshare driver is glad to be on it with his passengers.

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