Woman's thoughtful gesture for delivery workers goes viral

A woman who puts snacks and drinks out for delivery workers during the festive season has captured the delight of an Amazon worker who celebrated the sweet gesture in style.

Kathy Ouma from Delaware leaves treats near her front door with a note inviting delivery workers to take what they need during the busy holiday period.

“Thank you for making holiday shopping easy!” the note alongside a basket full of cookies and soft drink reads.

Kathy Ouma and her basket of 'goodies' left out for delivery drivers.
Kathy Ouma (left) leaves treats near her front door with a note inviting delivery workers to take what they need during the busy holiday period. Source: Facebook Kathy Ouma

Thanks to her security camera Ms Ouma was able to see the reaction of one particular delivery worker who thoroughly enjoyed the offering.

In the video Ms Ouma posted on her Facebook page, delivery driver Karim Earl Reed III can be seen placing a parcel on the doorstep when he spots the note and basket of ‘goodies’.

“Get out of here! This is sweet!” he exclaims as he picks a few treats from the basket.

“Oh this is nice!” the happy worker can be heard saying as he reads the note.

Mr Reed is so happy that he breaks out a few dance moves before heading back to his delivery truck.

delivery driver dances after getting some treats from a customer
The delivery driver was so happy when he realised there were treats for hime that he broke out into a dance. Source: Kathy Ouma/ring.com

The video has been shared more than 284,000 times on Facebook with Ms Ouma praising Mr Reed for “bringing millions of people joy!” with his reaction.

Social media users are responding, applauding Ms Ouma for her gesture and sharing their reactions over the video.

“Way to go Kathy! I’ve watched it 100 times and my heart could explode!” one person responded.

“This is the best video ever, Kathy. You’re one of the most selfless people I know! I absolutely love your heart,” another person wrote.

The gesture has inspired other lovers of online shopping to do the same for their hard working delivery drivers as parcels increase during Christmas.

“You inspire me,” one person wrote.

“I’m going to start doing this!” another person wrote.

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