Foodpanda rider paddles for delivery


Food delivery providers have always been an essential part of our everyday lives – there have definitely been days where we’ve ordered all three meals off of a delivery app. When the pandemic hit, society developed an even deeper appreciation for these delivery persons. 

On 2nd February 2021, Mr.Pradit Saengdee posted on Facebook some photos of his foodpanda rider who paddled across the Mae Pagong River in a small dingy in order to complete a food delivery.


Rider still wore helmet for safety


Sometimes, going to the fridge can prove enough of an inconvenience for us to forgo a snack – but this rider proved nothing would stop him from completing his delivery. When the delivery person noticed there was a river between him and his customer, he decided to use a small dingy cross the Mae Pagong River, according to Manager Online via Line Today.

He first crossed the river with a dingy, but turned off the engine upon reaching the opposite coast – he was worried about the marine ecosystem. So, the rider had to continue his journey using a paddle and his own strength.  

The carrier also showed his dedication to safety – he wore a helmet throughout his journey across the channel. 

Thai Foodpanda Rider Paddles Across Chachoengsao Riverfoodpanda rider crossing the river with a helmet on
Image credit: Pradit Saengdee

Thai Foodpanda Rider Paddles Across Chachoengsao River

Screenshot: Pradit Saengdee

Translation: Foodpanda now has special delivery services. The riders are certified to paddle across rivers now.

Netizens also recognised and adored the commitment that the delivery man did for Mr Saengdee.

Thai Foodpanda Rider Paddles Across Chachoengsao River
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Translation: Provides services with no boundaries, I have great admiration for him.

Thai Foodpanda Rider Paddles Across Chachoengsao River

Screenshot: เรื่องเด่นเย็นนี้ ช่อง3

Translation: The delivery guy must’ve gotten his happiness from the customer’s satisfaction in the service. No doubt, he won’t get tired from the work itself.

Thai Foodpanda Rider Paddles Across Chachoengsao River

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Translation: He deserves a bonus.


Adversary for other people’s happiness


Crossing any body of water is dangerous, especially when done in a dingy. The carrier’s initiative shows that happiness really stems from a commitment to one’s cause – even if it means going the extra mile for others. 

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Featured image adapted from: Pradit Saengdee

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