An Uber Eats driver's response has gone viral after he received a low tip from a customer.
TikTok user @deliveryguy100 posted an emotional video to the social media platform, sharing a food delivery driver's reality on the job.
"I wish people knew what it was like to deliver for Uber Eats, DoorDash, all these other companies. I just spent an hour driving around for a $1.19 tip," he said, after driving around for an hour only to receive a $1.19 tip from the customer.
He also received a $2 tip from the company which was not enough for him to even cover gas.
"Would it hurt y'all to tip us? Throw us $5? I got a $1.19 dollar tip and $2 dollar tip from the app," the delivery driver continued. "What is that? It's not even enough to cover gas. How am I supposed to survive like that?"
The driver got tearful as he spoke about how he was homeless and had struggled to pay for rent for 4 months straight.
"Everything fell apart on me and I haven't been able to sustain myself, provide for myself, and these are essential services," said the Uber Eats driver.
"I wish people knew what it was like, I just wish they understood what it was like to drive for these services," he said, again referring to Uber Eats.
The video has received almost a million views and over twelve thousand comments since it was posted 5 days ago.
A lot of people felt as though "American culture" was confusing, with one TikTok user writing: "Why does the burden always fall on the consumers instead of these corporations?" a TikTok user wrote. "I really don't get America's culture."
Another person even added that they could barely afford their own food, let alone give a massive tip.
The news comes after lots of people have been turning towards companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
It's always important to remember to tip if you can, but it's more important that companies pay their drivers a decent and livable wage for their services.
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