Equipping his FPVRC car with a 360-degree camera, Kael Schorelin recorded the car's journey from his house to Petco.
For many, going to a grocery store or ordering food delivery is a daily chore, but one man decided to take things up a notch with a clever set-up. Kael Schorelin (@the_blue_car) sent his remote-controlled car out on an errand to procure shark food in a viral TikTok video. Equipping his FPVRC car with a 360-degree camera, Schorelin recorded the car's journey from his house to Petco.
In the video, the car arrives at Petco, catching the attention of a befuddled employee who says, "Hi, there's a camera on that!" and excitedly adds, "He nodded his head!" The employee leans in and checks the back of the remote car with a note that reads, "Glow shark food, please."
Spending all day assisting customers at a humdrum department store is tedious, but stumbling onto something extraordinary, such as a remote control car approaching you to buy fish food, can brighten your day. The little car then follows the amused employee to make the necessary purchase.
She grabs a bottle of shark food and says, "Can you open it, so I can see how much cash you got?" From there, the transaction becomes smooth sailing. While the billing is done, the coffee shop workers tell the remote control car, "Please come back and do this more! It made my day." The total was six bucks, and the employee took out the required cash from the box on top of the car and exchanged it for a shark food bottle and the bill.
he needed glow shark food, so he sent a remote control car to go pick it up for him pic.twitter.com/zEXvrnkfaI— ₵Ⱨ₳₥ɆⱠɆØ₦ (Photoshop Artist For Hire) (@bewarchameleon) March 23, 2023
Once the food and change were both back in the basket, the delivery was a success. "There you go. Have a good one," says the kind employee, and the remote car honks back in appreciation. While the employees laugh in amusement, the car takes a U-turn and heads back home.
The video was a sensation on Tiktok, garnering over 44 million views, and people were thrilled to see the cute interaction between the car and the employee. "When the introvert is also an engineer," commented @your_local_skinwalker6. "I love how happy this made the employees. I'm sure they can all use the silliness," said @asteria214.
The video was also posted by Reddit, amassing over 14K upvotes, with many calling this a "genius purchase." Reddit user u/Arthurs-towel42 commented, "What a genius move. He made a few people feel good at their job that day. Awesome that no one interfered and ruined his mission."
U/moody_genX said, "I love her reaction and willingness to just go for it. I've been having a bad day and this cheered me up." U/SomeRandomRealtor added, "Love the employees' reactions! I’m sure it broke up an otherwise boring day!" In another such story, a TikToker in Singapore also used his limitless remote-controlled (RC) car to run errands, joining the growing trend of RC purchases.
According to Mashable, TikTok user Steve Ho (@puangster) was too tired to leave home and sent his "helper"— a white RC 4x4—to the convenience store to get a bottle of Coke and some ice cream. Encountering a few hurdles along the way, the RC finally got the attention of store employees, who placed his desired items in his basket. The unusual contraption attracted a lot of attention, with some even trying to interact with it like a futuristic robot.
Ho, on the other hand, enjoyed a hearty dinner without leaving his home, thanks to his "helper" and the kind employees at the store. As cool as it looks, this would have been very useful during the earlier phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we could not leave the house or go grocery shopping.