For many Malaysian families, the father is the sole breadwinner and it is his duty to stay safe and healthy to provide for his loved ones.
Being a Grab delivery rider, Khairil Latip Razak, realises his work entails being on the road most of the day and keeping safe is paramount.
What better way to remind himself to stay safe than to see the faces of his wife and daughter each time he stops for a delivery.
Recently, netizen @butterchikin took to Twitter to share photographs of her GrabdFood delivery rider.
He had stuck photographs of his wife and daughter on his delivery carrier bag as a self-reminder for him not to speed or rush while he was delivering food.
In a recent interview with Malay Mail, Khairil, from Bangsar said most of his customers would ask about his family whenever they noticed the pictures.
The 32-year-old delivery rider who has been working for five months said the photographs were of his wife and daughter.
“To me, my family is very important as whenever I look at their pictures when I’m speeding or rushing to a destination, I remind myself to slow down to safely reach my destination.
“Their pictures serve as a reminder to me to always be responsible and be a safe rider so that I can safely go back to them.
“Having their pictures also boosts my spirits to do my work well to earn an income to support my family,” said Khairil, who has been married for two years now.
As a full-time delivery rider, he works the whole day and only sees his wife and daughter at night.
Customers have always been touched to see his family photos, and Khairil said his fellow food delivery riders also took note, saying he was different from the rest.
“Some have complimented me saying that this was their first time meeting a rider who had pictures of his family on the delivery bag.
“Others, meanwhile, were encouraged to have their family pictures on their bags after getting the inspiration from me.”