The Taxi Driver gave Bethany Platt a lift from Manchester Airport to Coronation Street, Weatherfield having returned to the country in March 2015. When Bethany was unable to pay the fare, she told a convincing story that she was attending her grandmother's funeral. Feeling sympathetic and falling for the act, the taxi driver apologised for her "loss" and waived the fare before leaving.
In March 2018 he brought David Platt back to the street after he had spent a night in Josh Tucker's flat, having been drugged and raped. The driver mistook David's condition for a hangover and recommended a bacon butty and a pint of banana milk to bounce back with.