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A Florida Uber driver was surprised to discover that her boyfriend was cheating on her — after she picked up a female fare at the airport and dropped her off at her boyfriend's building's front door.
The driver, who only identifies herself as 'Bree,' took to Twitter to reveal the details of how she discovered the affair, shortly after she dropped off the rider — and simultaneously confronted her now ex-beau — on March 27.
Much to her apparent surprise, Bree's story instantly became a viral sensation, one that got her crowed with the nickname '#UberBae.'
Florida woman Bree, 24, was ferrying an Uber passenger from the airport to her destination, when she discovered that her boyfriend was actually cheating on her with the woman
'I've talked about my ex-boyfriend in the past, but nobody's really paid attention, so I just thought, "This time, nobody's really gonna pay attention to this," and that's what happened,' Bree told Complex.
Bree, 24, who tweets under the handle @Msixelaa, kicked off her viral tale on March 27 at 12.54pm with the simple, yet attention-grabbing tweet: "So I drive for uber why I just pick this girl up and drop her off to a d*** appointment and the d*** appointment was my mans house."
She punctuated the tweet with an upside smiley face emoji, the emoji universally meant to evoke silliness or goofiness, according to everybody on the internet.
The tweet was liked more than 64,000 times and retweeted 35,000 times.
The tweet Bree wrote that turned her boyfriend's cheating story into a viral sensation
In a series of subsequent tweets, Bree revealed that after staying over at her boyfriend's apartment the previous night, they'd said goodbye in the morning because he had to fly to New York to see his mother who was in the hospital.
'He had luggage packed an [sic] everything,' she tweeted, adding that, 'he got in his car I got in mine he drove off like he was going to the airport.'
Hours later, Bree got a notification from Uber telling her to collect a passenger at the airport. After the female passenger put the drop off address into the GPS, Bree says she and the woman started chatting and listening to music.
'She said she's here to visit her boyfriend and shes so excited She hasn't seen him in forever blah blah blah I'm relating I'm like yeah my man just left out of town,' Bree tweeted.
'Anyways fast forward to us pulling up to the gate at the apartment complex I'm like my boyfriend lives out here.'
As they drove through the complex, 'counting the building numbers,' Bree tweeted, 'my stomach starts to drop as we closer to a familiar building and I see his car outside.'
Bree thought her boyfriend was away in New York when she decided to try Uber driving
The day Bree's boyfriend pretended to leave for the airport so he could visit his mother in the hospital, is the same day she picked up the woman that her boyfriend was having an affair with
All hell broke loose when her boyfriend stepped out of the building.
'His ass come out the house ready to assist with luggage AND THE DEVIL ROSE UP OUT OF ME LIKE ARE YOU DEAD ASS RIGHT NOW,' Bree tweeted.
Bree wrote that she jumped out of her car and chased her cheating boyfriend down, getting to him before he could get to the safety of his apartment lobby. Then she apparently started hitting him.
'he was gone leave her outside with me too lol sad," Bree tweeted.
At that point, the other woman waded into the fray 'to protect "our mAn"' and apparently tried to hit Bree.
The fracas continued, with the other woman attacking Bree, and their boyfriend trying to separate the two women, until Bree, growing tired, eased her way back to her car and drove off — with the woman's luggage still in the trunk of her car.
'she willing to wear the same outfit for god knows how long to protect her man,' Bree tweeted, while also noting, 'this is the reason I now have new luggage.'
Bree can't believe her eyes when she sees her boyfriend coming out to greet the other woman
Bree catches up to her cheating boyfriend before he can hide in the safety of his building lobby
The other woman gets out of the car and starts trying to figure with Bree over their boyfriend
Despite texts to her boyfriend taunting him with photos of her wearing the other woman's sunglasses and pondering whether she should call Plato's Closet, a consignment store, to offload the contents of the luggage — 'I'd probably get more than that dam fare' — Bree tweeted that she actually turned everything over to the cops.
'She called the police,' Bree wrote yesterday, while updating Twitter with the latest.
'There is a police report filed,' Bree confirmed to Complex. 'So, what I told them, 'cause she has no proof that I have her things, was "I do believe somebody left something in my car when they came to my job," and it was a bag. A trash bag, basically, is what I gave them. Her luggage — what luggage?'
Fortunately for Bree, the other woman hasn't pressed any charges, only opened a complaint. 'But she can't press charges against me! She charged at me first. That apartment complex has, like, heavy cameras to see that,' Bree said.
But, unfortunately for Bree, this incident has put a pin in her Uber driving career —the other woman gave her a one-star rating.
Bree contemplating what she should do with the other woman's luggage in her car trunk
Bree reveals a photo of the other woman's 'luggage,' which she dropped off with the police
'I guess they asked her what happened,' Bree said. 'She filed a complaint against me. She's supposed to be sending them a police report saying I stole her things and a whole bunch of stuff. So, until this is all — they said I need to start answering in order to get back on the road to start earning money. They shut me down.'
Uber driving was just a side hustle for Bree, though. She told Complex that her regular job is as an auditor at a corporation.
'I had gotten accepted on Uber a month ago,' Bree said. 'I had just tried it for the last two days like, on some, "Let me see what this is about. I have the app, I'm in the car. Why not? My man's away. Let me do it."'
Bree said she took to Twitter to vent about how she learned about her boyfriend's cheating heart because it's a place where people tend to make jokes out of 'serious situation to kinda make you at ease.'
The only downside of all the attention, she said, was that her family found out about what happened.
Bree broke up with her long-time boyfriend after discovering that he was cheating on her
'I didn't want my parents to find out. That's number one. And then, the people at the church found out,' Bree told Complex. 'They were really upset.'
Bree noted, 'My brother, he was like, "Could you — you need to delete this before somebody else finds out." I was like, it's already too late. My mom is like an avid Facebook user and I guess [it got] reposted and she saw it.'
Judging by recent tweets, Bree seems to be dealing with her boyfriend's betrayal through a mix of arch commentary, introspection and this teaser: 'Better things r happening under the radar can't wait 4 everyone to see.'
And, for those wondering whether she'll forgive and forget, she capped off her viral saga with the following tweet: 'By the way I am single now.'