As floods wreak havoc across several states in Malaysia, thousands of Malaysians – regardless of their age, race or religion – have been rallying together to help those who are in need during this difficult time.
In a more recent heartwarming story, a video showing a group of food delivery riders coming to the aid of those who were affected by the flood went viral on social media last night (Thursday, 23rd December).
The viral post was first shared by user Ridauddin Daud, who’s also a journalist for AWANI. He revealed, “All these riders are just 18. But their spirits, as well as their souls, are big. They took seven days off from work to help flood victims. A big salute to all of them.”
In the short video, the rider revealed to the interviewer that he and his fellow friends took the initiative by collecting money from each other to be donated to the areas that were affected by the natural disaster. “We’ll be taking our leaves for the rest of this week, we want to focus on helping the flood victims,” the young man was quoted as saying.
Semua rider ini umur baru 18 namun semangat, jiwa mereka cukup besar.
Cuti tujuh hari dari job utk bantu mangsa banjir.
— Ridauddin Daud (@RidauddinDaud) December 23, 2021
Many netizens praised these riders for their virtuous effort. On top of that, others also expressed their hope for more youngsters like them to follow their example and do what they can to help the victims affected by the flood.
“They are only 18 years old, but all of them have great value of empathy for volunteer work. Hopefully Malaysia will be better protected in the future with successors like you and your friends, adik. Well done and congratulations!” Twitter user @Rhea_Murasaki commented.
At the time of writing, the post has been retweeted over 2,000 times, and has amassed over 49.6k views online.