Being a food delivery rider has its bad days. You’ll never know what kind of customers you might come across. Some customers are straight up cruel to a point that they will physically hurt the riders for being late while others will run away with their order without paying the rider.
But it’s not all bad. Fortunately, being a food delivery rider has its good days as well. We love hearing about customers showing their appreciation for the riders and their efforts in bringing their food or items to them regardless of the traffic or weather. Speaking of the weather, this customer showed his appreciation when the Grab rider delivered his food during a rainstorm.
Two days ago (Sunday, 14th August), education content creator Mohd Fadli Saleh, famously known as Cikgu Fadli, posted a wholesome story of his encounter with a young Grab rider on his Facebook. On one stormy night, the teacher felt hungry at around 12:30 am that he decided to try and order food through the Grab app, though he wondered if there will be anyone working at this hour in this weather.
According to the content creator, his order was received and delivered to his place at around 1:10am. That’s when Cikgu Fadli saw a young Grab rider waiting outside in the storm. He took his food and asked the young man what time his shift will end for the day to which the rider answered, “I stop working at 2am sir”. The Grab rider also revealed that he works at Nando’s during the day and works as a rider starting at 6pm.
The 39-year-old influencer was impressed by the rider’s efforts in working 2 jobs that he decided to pay RM100 for his food. Just when the rider was about to grab the change, Cikgu Fadli insisted that he keeps the RM40 balance as a token of appreciation. The young man was touched by the kind gesture and thanked the teacher for his generosity.
Netizens reacted to the story with many sharing their own experiences of working multiple jobs to stay afloat. Cikgu Fadli ended his post by reminding everyone there are tons of young people out there who are struggling to makes ends meet and that we should be more appreciative towards them.