A roadside sushi seller in Lembah Keramat, Selangor did not expect overwhelming response when he first announced to customers that he would be donating food to the less privileged
The seller, 25-year-old Said Muhammad Hafidz, only began selling sushi from his car boot in front of Sekolah Kebangsaan Lembah Keramat in October after the implementation of the second Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
The father-of-two planned to sell super affordable sushi to everyone as he saw many struggling financially.
He set the price of his sushi at RM1 per piece.
Hafidz shared his business plans on Twitter on 22 October and added that he would also set aside some of his stock to give to the needy to encourage people to buy his sushi
"Every Friday, I will set aside 50 pieces of sushi to be given to the hungry and those without money," he wrote.
"Please retweet so that this tweet can reach those who are having a difficult time but are craving sushi!"
The tweet blew up overnight and has been retweeted over 6,900 times at the time of writing.
The new businessman said he was overwhelmed by those who wanted to chip in for the initiative, as well as help his business
"The next day I sold 1,000 pieces of my RM1 sushi. I never expected to sell out within two hours! I had not even opened and people were waiting," he wrote excitedly on Facebook.
He said the response has been so encouraging, and that out of the total, people donated 350 additional pieces to the needy.
"I'm so grateful that everyone was so generous even though they also wanted to buy cheap sushi," he told mStar.
His next goal is to earn enough money to one day open his car boot simply to give out sushi to the public instead of selling it
He also told people to stop asking if his business was earning him money.
"Of course I'm not selling sushi at RM1 to earn a profit," he said on Facebook.
"I'm selling this not because I want to get rich, brother. But it's because I like giving people the chance to buy affordable food."