Dallas Lyft driver delivers powerful message on rape culture

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DALLAS, -- Anyone else remember those public service announcements where people were cracking or smashing eggs?

PSAs have really changed throughout the years, and now anyone can make one. Just look at what one Lyft driver, Tro'jaun Henderson, put together.


A video he made Wednesday about "rape culture" went viral with more than 85,000 retweets in just two days.

"Five, six thousand tweets later, I'm like, 'Whoa, I didn't expect that!'" Henderson says. "I was happy and conflicted. I was conflicted because when I started seeing people retweet me, and you know, give all this praise, and all these things, it threw me off because it's so many women who actually talk about these things constantly who often get ignored."

It all started with what was supposed to be a fun night out and a Lyft pickup where two women were holding up a friend.

"She said, "Hey, this is my friend, she had a few to drink.' They handed me her keys, like they motioned with her key, and they said her apartment number is this."

Henderson said he has no problem picking up people who've indulged a bit too much, but it was the key and a girl riding alone that prompted him to say 'No way," and instead, go get help.

With all of the bad news about Lyft and Uber hogging the wheel, like the recent news that 8,000 drivers failed background checks in one state, it's nice to see those stories taking a back seat to this one.

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