Giving charity and mengeratkan silaturrahim are important traditions during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Besides that, eating good food and spending time with family is just as equally important. And even though Malaysians throughout the nation got two days of public holiday during Aidilfitri, many still had to work instead of spending the day with their family members.
So, when Twitter user Amin Jamean tweeted that he was giving out duit Raya to baristas, toll operators and security guards, his act of kindness really resonated with people on Twitter.
Sebarkan kebaikan, sesi beri duit raya pada pekerja tol, pak guard & barista bermulaaa 😍 pic.twitter.com/2hTMkLmoIE— AminJamean (@amin_jamean) June 7, 2019
Racking up over 20,000 retweets and 21,000 likes, Amin Jamean felt humbled by the response he was getting and encouraged others to also take part in this small act of kindness, launching a #DuitRayaMovement online.
The movement actually picked up and many social media users shared their own videos of handing out duit Raya to service staff hard at work. The responses they got where faces that lit up with smiles! How priceless!
First raya harituu at petron pagoh ✨ Sharing is caring 💜 pic.twitter.com/sjFSMA6IQe— JULIA (@julesbatrisyia) June 9, 2019
Spread kindness and happiness! 🥰 selamat hari raya! ✨ pic.twitter.com/2psXqxJGJN— 〽️ (@mazliyanaa) June 8, 2019
Saya dh buat juga!!! Terima kasih sebab bgi idea yang bernas— syafiq hariz (@syafiqhariz1) June 8, 2019
Alhamdulillah bagus tu bro, diaorg pun keje penat2 hari Raya— AminJamean (@amin_jamean) June 9, 2019
As the tweets caught more attention, the people who were working during Raya and received duit Raya from their customers took the opportunity to share how happy and wonderful it felt.
Ada satu customer datang waktu maghrib raya pertama, dia tanya “Bila nak balik?”, aku jawab “Lambat lagi closing,bang”. Dia ucap “Selamat Hari Raya”,hulur rm10, ambik air dia pastu balik terus. Aku harap customer tu jumpa tweet ni sebab aku tak sempat nak cakap terima kasih :’)— sey (@amryasier) June 7, 2019
Kadang ada customer suruh amik je baki duit dia sebagai duit raya 😭 pic.twitter.com/rRs2Kj3Btr— M e d i n a (@NinaBalqs) June 8, 2019
My turn.Tadi ada 1fmaly dtg mkn tetiba ank dia meragam pnt blk dari kg katanya nangis tkbenti kesian plak tgk saje blnje 1scop ice cream terus benti nangis pasto time nak baya parents dia bg duit raya allahuakbar bape sen sangatlah 1scop ice cream tu dari yg dia bg ni pic.twitter.com/MKZmp2PIZh— meeraa (@miera03__) June 8, 2019
Harituhhhhh aku pun dapat! sampai sekarang simpannn tak guna. appreciate sangat! Hahahahahhaha 😂 pic.twitter.com/mR3JAax3L5— Jstsmile (@FaridAmil) June 9, 2019
pernah dapat time kerja mcd masa jaga drive thru… happy juga la rasa dia… akak tu siap tanya dulu klu nk kasi duit raya manager x marahkan.— amin (@alamin9312) June 7, 2019
I dapat duit raya dr costumer india. Rm50. Tp takde sampul. Allah. Terharu sgt sbb bukan raya dia,tp dia bg duit raya. Semoga dia murah rezeki😍— 🌸 (@Cueee_) June 9, 2019
First day raya kena kerja. Then ada passenger bagi duit raya. The interesting part is passenger tu Indonesian and non-muslim. Very humble person. pic.twitter.com/cEFlE2NGvT— Casper✨ (@fragileika) June 10, 2019
After hearing so many Raya horror stories for the past couple of days, such as cats dying from being roughly handled by children during an open house, of mothers leaving their child behind at an R&R and then a son leaving his mother behind at an R&R, and of a sun bear being caged and starved while their captor pergi beraya, it sure is nice to read some feel good Raya news, doesn’t it?