Delivery rider who braved the rain gets RM100 tip

Picture from MStar

By John Isaac

MALAYSIANS have been known to be a generous lot and this was clearly evident when a Grab delivery rider got a pleasant RM100 tip recently.

It was a rainy day when Muhammad Zulhairi Abdul Malek got a delivery about 4.30pm. The delivery fee was only RM5.

He was to collect a cake from a shop in Alam Damai, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur and deliver it to the buyer just two kilometres away in Damai Perdana, also in Cheras.

When he collected the package, the person handed him two packets, including a piece of cake for him and an envelope.

“Since it was raining heavily, the customer told me to wait for it to stop before I make the delivery.

“I felt bad as I had waited for almost 45 minutes and it was still raining, so I decided to brave the rain and make the delivery,” he said as reported in MStar.

When he made the delivery, the customer also handed him an envelope.

“I did not even get a chance to say thank you as it was pouring at the time,” he said.

After the delivery, the 27-year-old stopped at a bus stand to eat the cake he was given when he decided to open the envelopes.

“I was shocked to see that each envelope contained RM50. It was indeed a huge tip considering the distance between the delivery was so short,” he said, adding that he was soaking wet at the time as he did not have a raincoat.

He said he was very thankful for the tip and urged his fellow riders to be careful, especially with the pandemic and heavy rains.