Garbage collecting can be a thankless job. Most people expect their trash to be removed with minimal fuss. After all, what’s out of sight is out of mind.
However, this Lunar New Year, a group of residents from Kerian, Perak thanked their usual garbage collectors with some CNY goodies. Needless to say, they had a very happy Lunar New Year!
Muhammad Izzat usually shares clips from his daily life. Some cover his job as a garbage collector, others showcase his kids. However, on 1st February, he publicly thanked the Chinese on his route for giving him and his crew plenty of goods on TikTok.
“Praise be to God for the blessings,” he captioned. “While collecting rubbish, the Chinese gave mandarin oranges, drinks and angpau.” His first video showed the generous gift they’d been given. Packs of drinks, and bags of mandarin oranges practically flooded the front seats of the truck. Additionally, they also had a bag full of red packets.
Izzat also posted videos of them counting the gifted cash. It showed the group sitting by the roadside with a thick stack of cash in their hands. They had clearly been excited to receive the unexpected gifts. Izzat added that they had stopped by the side of the road to count it. “Once we finished work, we started counting,” he shared. “Easy to share and split it.”
Although Lunar New Year is mostly celebrated by the Chinese, there’s no reason to leave others out. These Chinese residents clearly agree. Hopefully these men had a good festive holiday with the added goods!