- A homeowner shared videos of an Amazon delivery driver’s heartfelt reaction to discovering free snacks on her porch.
- “Oh wow. Get out of here! This is sweet!” the driver says, before breaking into dance.
- Delivery drivers can handle anywhere from 150 to 400 packages daily during the peak holiday season, according to data compiled by Business Insider from dozens of drivers over the last several years.
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An Amazon delivery driver’s heartfelt reaction to finding a basket of free snacks and drinks on a homeowner’s doorstep is going viral on social media.
In a pair of videos posted to Facebook, the driver can be seen approaching a home to deliver a package.
As he discovers the basket, he cries out with apparent joy and disbelief.
“Oh this is nice!” he exclaims. “Oh they got some goodies! Oh this is sweet! Oh wow. Get out of here! This is sweet! Well this is so nice!”
After grabbing a few items from the basket, he starts to walk toward his delivery truck and then breaks into a dance.
The videos have been viewed more than 9 million times on Facebook.
The Facebook user who posted the video, Kathy Ouma, wrote, “THIS! Made my day! I leave goodies out every year.”
Leaving free snacks and drinks out for delivery drivers has become an increasingly common practice as online shopping grows in popularity.
The number of packages shipped this year in the US is expected to reach 13.4 billion — representing 900 million more packages than last year and a 45% increase from 2014, according to the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index, which tracks parcel volumes globally.
“All the drivers work long hours and sometimes don’t have time to stop for a snack,” said Nadean Cluer, a homeowner in Arlington, Washington, adding that she leaves snacks out for drivers every year around the holidays. “It’s a small way to make someone’s day a little brighter.”
Drivers can deliver anywhere from 150 to 400 packages daily during the peak holiday season, according to data compiled by Business Insider from dozens of delivery workers over the last couple of years.
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