14. Duty of care: gratuitous carriage.

A gratuitous carrier owes (as a bailee) a duty to take such care of the goods as is reasonable in all the circumstances1. He must show towards the goods that degree of care which a reasonable and prudent owner would take of his own goods in comparable circumstances2. In practical terms, the care required of a gratuitous carrier may be less exacting than that required of a carrier for reward3