Singapore—Some people refuse to let limitations stop them, no matter how severe. One such individual is a certain delivery man working for GrabFood, who goes around in a wheelchair because of his disabilities.
His hard work, grit and determination to make an honest living have inspired so many on social media.
On March 9, the Facebook page All Singapore Stuff posted a photo of a young man in a wheelchair. He was waiting at a stop light, holding a GrabFood bag on his lap, dressed in the well-known green uniform of the ride-hailing, ride sharing, food delivery, and logistics service.
Although his location in the photo is unknown, a commenter on the All Singapore Stuff post said he had seen the wheelchair bound GrabFood delivery man in Sembawang and Yishun.
He can’t drive, at least not a conventional vehicle, such as a car or even a motorcycle. What he can handle is a wheelchair, which is what he uses for making deliveries.
Kudos to this determined young man, as well as to Grab for offering employment opportunities to people who are differently abled.
The caption on All Singapore Stuff’s post read: “No reason to slack if this guy here is working hard, despite his (sic) unfortunate,” the caption on the photo said, accompanies by the hashtag #champion.
Another Facebook user named Reven Teo posted the photo the day before All Singapore Stuff did, on March 8. The picture originally came from an Instagram story. Both posts have gone viral, and the photo has been shared more than 8,000 times.
Mr Teo’s caption: “Give a thumbs up to this champ”.
Netizens have been full of praise for the anonymous, wheelchair-bound Grab delivery man.
Others applauded Grab’s initiative and fair-mindedness in their hiring practices.
Others said they would give him an extra tip if he is the one who delivers food to them.
In November last year, a delivery woman in a wheelchair, also working for GrabFood, received praise on social media for the same reason. Back then, GrabFood Singapore’s James Ong told media outlet Coconuts, We are very inspired by the delivery-partner and heartened to see her commitment.”
He added, “GrabFood is proud to be the platform that enables micro-entrepreneurs like our delivery-partners… they have the flexibility to plan their working arrangements, from their preferred modes of transport to their working hours.”
Back then, The Independent wrote, “A photo of a woman taking the MRT to deliver for GrabFood while being wheelchair-bound has gone viral. Earlier today, netizen Karen took to Facebook to share the photo of a Muslim woman seated on her wheelchair on the MRT train.
What attracted the support and praise for the woman was the fact that she was dressed in the outfit meant for GrabFood delivery drivers, meaning that she was delivering food via public transport even while being confined to a wheelchair.
In about three hours, the photo went viral and attracted almost 1,000 reactions and 400 shares. The photo was captioned, “There are always lazy people who complain even though they are in a good place. Look at this woman doing GrabFood delivery despite her disability! Those lazy people should just shut up (sic) their excuses already’.”