M'sian Influencer Surprises E-Hailing Rider With New Motorcycle After His Was Confiscated
A recent TikTok of an e-hailing rider who was seen walking down a road after his motorcycle was confiscated by the Road Transportation Department (RTD) has been making waves online
In the 17-second video, the rider can be seen carrying his delivery bag on his back while walking down a road. When the camera pans away from him, a line of motorcycles are shown parked by the side of the road, alongside RTD officers who are overseeing them.
According to the tagged location in the video, the incident took place in Bandar Baru Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, and was later confirmed to have been a routine traffic operation.
Watch the full TikTok below:
Touching many hearts since being posted two days ago on 12 September, many people in the comments section poured out sympathy towards the unnamed e-hailing rider
At the time of writing, the clip has received over six million views and about 45,000 comments.
One Malaysian who came across the clip was influencer and content creator, Aisar Khaled.
In a comment left under the video, Aisar asked the poster of the video for the e-hailing rider's details. However, the user who posted the clip stated that he didn't have the opportunity to chat with the rider before he started walking away.
In an astonishing yet heartwarming turn of events, Aisar did eventually locate the e-hailing rider. Little did the rider know, Aisar had a surprise in store for him.
After meeting the rider, whose name is Muhammad Shahrul, Aisar visited his home in Sepang and documented the moment on TikTok.
In the clip, Aisar asked Shahrul the full extent of what happened. Shahrul stated that he encountered the roadblock during a delivery he was making from Salak Tinggi to Nilai. Describing the situation while tearing up, Shahrul said that the road tax for his bike had expired, requiring him to surrender his keys and bike to the officers at the scene.
Hoping to help the rider, Aisar said he had a surprise in store for Shahrul. Taking him to a motorcycle store, Aisar revealed that he had purchased a brand new motorcycle for Shahrul. Breaking down once more, Shahrul hugged and thanked Aisar for going to such lengths to help him.
"This is your fortune, this is for you," said Aisar to Shahrul.
At the end of the TikTok, Aisar gave Shahrul some money before sending him on his way to continue his work as an e-hailing rider.
Receiving immense praise for his act of kindness, Aisar's video has received almost 10 million views and over one million likes at the time of writing
"May brother Aisar and Shahrul have all their problems eased, and be flooded with fortune in time to come," wished a commenter to the duo.
Other users also praised Aisar, saying that it doesn't take a lot of words to do good for someone.
"Keep spreading kindness, Aisar. Continue to bring smiles to people's faces and bring benefits to their lives," wrote another Malaysian influencer, Adrian Edy.
While he was touched and grateful for Aisar's act of kindness, Shahrul claimed full responsibility for the expiry of his motorbike's road tax
In a conversation with Harian Metro, Shahrul stated that the incident, which took place at around 12pm on Jalan Persiaran Negeri in Nilai, was indeed a routine roadblock carried out by RTD.
"It was my fault because my road tax had expired and I didn't have insurance. Therefore, I agreed and didn't argue with them, but instead gave them my keys and motorcycle to be confiscated," said Shahrul to Harian Metro.
Shahrul dispelled online rumours that suggested he had to walk for four kilometres without a planned direction, saying that he was instead walking to another location after asking a friend to pick him up.
Nevertheless, the 26-year-old father of two said that he didn't expect the clip to go viral the way it did.
Despite the blessings that have come his way, Shahrul was forthright in stating how this test did not break his spirit to continue working as an e-hailing driver, as this is his primary source of income to support his family
"I didn't expect any of this and I am so grateful to all the Malaysians that have prayed for me after watching the video. I accept that it was my fault, but I take this as a learning lesson moving forward," added the father of two.
According to the Director of RTD Negeri Sembilan, Hanif Yusabra Yusuf, in a statement yesterday, 13 September, the actions of the authorities was done with the intent of preserving Shahrul's safety and other road users as well.
Speaking to SAYS, a representative from foodpanda stated that all riders are required to have proof of a valid road tax when being onboarded to the team.
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