A BIG-HEARTED Glasgow taxi driver made a schoolgirl's day with his touching gesture.

Matt McLetchie, from Bearsden, was the cab driver for Caitlin McFadden during the 75th annual Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund trip from Glasgow to Troon last Wednesday.

He dressed up as Rod Stewart for the trip and won second best dressed, marking his 40th anniversary participating in the event.

Glasgow Times: Matt dressed up as Rod StewartMatt dressed up as Rod Stewart

But kind Matt decided to give his trophy to the Kelbourne Park School pupil, along with some chocolates, after they got on so well during the journey.

Caitlin’s mum, Pauline, said: “I got a message from Caitlin’s school to say he had handed his trophy and some chocolates in for Caitlin. I’m speechless. What a beautiful gesture.

“Matt has no idea how his demeanour with Caitlin positively impacted on her experience.

“Caitlin isn’t good with new people, it takes a special person to capture Caitlin from the word go and Matt achieved that.

“When I posted some photos on my page, Caitlin’s old physio who worked with her for years commented.

“We all want Matt to know we are saying a massive thank you to him.”

Glasgow Times: Matt decorated his taxiMatt decorated his taxi

Matt responded, commenting: “It was great to see Caitlin having such a great time and it was a pleasure to present her with the trophy which gave her a big smile and made her happy.”

The famous Glasgow Taxis trip to Troon sees more than 300 children with additional support needs enjoy a day at the seaside thanks to the generosity of 120+ drivers, plus many more volunteers.

Stephen Lalley, treasurer of the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund, added: “This is just another act of generosity from one of the many taxi drivers that took part in this year's 75th outing to Troon.

“The children really look forward to going to Troon each year in the decorated taxis and I want to thank Matt for taking time to make this special gesture.

“To Matt and all the drivers, everyone at the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund thanks them for their time, it means a lot to the children. As we say, the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund trip to Troon really is 'one day with a lifetime of memories'.”