Even as the pandemic persists and the world is gripped with uncertainty and cynicism, some people are still finding time for meaningful gestures.
Last week, a mother shared images on Twitter of a FedEx driver giving her daughter Dairy Queen cupcakes for her birthday. The tweet eventually viral, as people search for some light amid all the darkness.
“Ok @FedEx our driver deserves a bonus!” the girl’s mother wrote. “He realized it was our daughter's birthday & went to @DairyQueen to get her ice cream cupcakes. He said ‘I just wanted to do this because if we weren't in this situation, she'd be celebrating with friends.’ I'm not crying. You're crying!”
FedEx workers have had to deal with difficult working conditions as more people have begun relying on delivery during the coronavirus crisis. On May 1, employees from FedEx, Amazon, Walmart, Instacart, Whole Foods, and Target staged a mass strike in an effort to make their employers institute better safety standards and allot more hazard pay during the pandemic. The grievances also come from the fact that their companies have been grossing record profits while employees risk their health and safety.