Kathy Ouma leaves out a basket of snacks every year, but this time she caught one delivery man's adorable reaction on her security camera.
Now that the holiday season is here, many of us are ordering gifts for our friends and family members online. That means the number of orders increases dramatically during this period, forcing dedicated delivery people who make sure our orders reach our homes on time to work that much harder. With this in mind, Kathy Ouma decided to do a special something in order to make their day. She placed a chair outside her front door, on top of which she set a basket full of snacks, including water, soda, and sweet and savory treats. This random act of kindness made one delivery guy's day. The basket also featured a note that read, "Please take some goodies to enjoy on your route. Thank you for making holiday shopping easy." Luckily, Kathy caught his adorable reaction on her security camera.
After reviewing the footage, she decided to share the video with her friends on Facebook. Since the post was first uploaded on December 2, it has gone viral. It already has over 84,000 reactions and has been shared over 245,000 times. Kathy wrote, THIS! Made my day! I leave goodies out every year. Middletown, Delaware. Updated: The driver is Karim Earl Reed III - You are bringing millions of people joy. The video displays Karim being surprised when he chances upon the basket. He says, "Oh, that's so nice!" Then, he drops off the package, picks up some snacks of his choice from the basket, and begins to walk away. Before he walks back to his delivery van, though, he breaks into a cute jig.
It is this jig, especially, that has sent the internet into a tizzy. As Leah Quinn commented, "I love his dance at the end!" Kristi Wescott Dennison added, "Aw! Lol. Love the dance in the end." Others in the comments section deeply appreciated Kathy's idea, with many informing her that they were going to steal it for their front porches as well. Daniel P. Condoluci-Smith stated, "I'm going to steal your idea! Thank you for doing this." Additionally, Keri Henderson wrote, "Oh my god this is the BEST video ever, Kathy. You’re one of the most selfless people I know! I absolutely love your heart." According to commenters, Kathy does this every year but this is the first time she's caught someone with such a pure reaction on her security camera.
If you'd like to set up your own basket of cheer this holiday season, all you need is a basket full of snacks and a short note to let delivery people know they are free to take whatever they please. Just make sure your area doesn't have squirrels, bears (hopefully they're hibernating!), or other rabid animals who might get into the basket and eat up all the snacks. Go ahead, make someone's day, 'tis the season of giving after all.