Delivery boys in the city have been some of the most hardworking professionals one can find. The boys that work as delivery guys belong from the age group of 18-30. Financial and varied family issues force these boys to take the bike, hit the road, and drive across the city to deliver hot and fresh food to their customers.
Their graph of life has been quite difficult during the pandemic as their earnings would depend on lockdowns and the numerous restrictions that came with it. The food delivery agents work day in and day out a festival or not your requirements of hot food from food delivery apps are met by these boys, and every gesture towards their utmost dedication creates an impact and helps us not to take their existence and contribution for granted.
The occasion of Eid is a family event where there is good food and fellowship, and spending time with family is everything during this time. Despite this, many Muslims who are not well-to-do had a low-key Eid where they did the bare minimum and survived. The owner of well known Astoria restaurant Fathe Affan made a difference in a delivery boy's hardworking day at Eid by gifting him a goat when he came to deliver the order.
The boy was given this to celebrate the festival with his near and dear.A gesture as such is just heartwarming and makes them push harder and grow in their life. So many times, when food reaches late, these guys are abused or criticized for their work. There have been rare cases of this being a pre-planned act, but most of them are bound by rain, traffic, or other circumstances. Being courteous and respecting their hard work and rewarding them if we can is the way to give them back for their dedication in delivering food.