They may not come in trucks, per se. But Uber commissioned its fleet of private rideshare vehicles around the world to become purveyors of ice cream – and all-round happiness – for one day only.

Yesterday, July 24, poor schmucks stuck at the office could place an order for ice creams to be delivered curbside using the Uber app.

The programme rolled out across 252 cities in 57 countries worldwide.

They may not look exactly like this ice cream truck, but Uber's one-day-only delivery service carried out the same service – purveyor of happiness.

They may not look exactly like this ice cream truck, but Uber’s one-day-only delivery service carried out the same service – purveyor of happiness.

In some destinations such as London and Paris, ice creams were free. Otherwise, the frozen desserts ranged from US$10 to US$20 for up to five pieces.

Each city got its own local ice cream flavour.

Select cities in China, for instance, were served treats from Baskin-Robbins. Other partners around the world include Dairy Queen, Magnum, Wall’s Cornettos, and local froyo bars. – AFP Relaxnews

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