With the coronavirus outbreak in hand, the Indian government has recently put lockdown in place, where people are urged to stay back at home in a bid to contain the spread. At this global crisis, the worst-hit sector of the country is the daily wage earners, who usually run their life on their daily salary. With the imposed lockdown they are neither getting jobs nor able to earn money to feed their family.
As an act of sympathy and humanity, many online campaigns are going on for various reasons, such as to generate funds or to provide necessities to affected areas. However, users are using a new template. “The Cab Driver Cried in Front of Me….” [post continued.] as a typical story being shared across social media, especially LinkedIn and Twitter, users showing off their “humanity” during the pandemic.
The post states — “A cab driver cried in front of me saying I was his first customer in the last 48 hours. He said his wife is expecting groceries today at least. This virus is gonna hit us in so many ways but the people who depend on daily income are gonna get hit the most. I gave the guy an extra 500. Obviously, it’s not a big deal for most of us which mean we should do it more. He showed me that he has been driving around for 70 kilometres since his last customer. Please pay your cab drivers, street vendors, etc a little more. You might just be their last customer for the day.”
People on the internet are simply copying and pasting this post on their feed to showcase, how they are helping daily wage earners, in this case, the cab drivers. The post started to get viral when first, Actress Kajal Aggarwal, shared this emotional post on her Instagram story.
Here is the New Template:
And, it continues,
More people are copying the same post.
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Sejuti currently works as Senior Technology Journalist at Analytics India Magazine (AIM). Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org