Malaysian’s heart were being touched by a viral TikTok video that showed a 68 year-old man asking for directions while making a GrabFood delivery at a residence in the Klang Valley.
The video was shared by a netizen Ashraff Danny, who saw the senior citizen all hunched over while carrying the signature green Grab delivery bag, walking slowly towards the building’s entrance.
According to Ashraff, he managed to have a short conversation with the ‘Atok’ at the motorcycle parking lot, where the ‘Atok’ told him that he had started making deliveries since 2 months ago.
“I was sad when he said he does Grab for a living. Before this, he was working as a lorry driver.” Ashraff said, adding that the ‘Atok’ reminds him of his late grandfather.
In the comment section, Ashraff said the ‘Atok’ commonly works around the Damansara area and he urge his customers to give him some tips to help support his life.
Meanwhile, another TikTok user roseabdullll, who commented on Ashraff’s video, revealed that the man was one of her favourite customers at Petronas outlet in Sri Hartamas.
She added that she works and everybody working there were familiar with him. They also refer him as ‘Abang Jek’ or ‘Atok’.
As touching the story is, it is also depressing that we must acknowledge the fact that Malaysians just cannot afford to retire comfortably, despite being at 68 year-old.
Previously, it was reported that only 3% of its contributors have enough savings to afford for retirement.
Recently, the Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku revealed that there are around 3.6 million EPF members with savings of less than RM1,000, while some 6.1 million contributors currently have less than RM10,000 savings for retirement after a total of RM101 billion in withdrawals were made through i-Lestari, i-Sinar, and i-Citra by Malaysians struggling through the pandemic.
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