Amazon delivery man speaks out after video of his celebratory dance goes viral: 'I was extremely suprised'

Kerry Justich

An Amazon delivery man is bringing happiness to thousands after a video of him dancing outside of a home where he dropped off a package went viral.

Karim Ahmad-Reed is the Amazon employee who delivered a package to a home in Wilmington, Del. for Kathy Ouma last week, and was surprised and pleased to see snacks and drinks left outside for him and other delivery people. But what shocked Ahmad-Reed even more was learning that his celebratory dance was captured on Ouma’s Ring doorbell camera, and ultimately posted to Facebook where over 12 million people have viewed it.

The video, which was posted by Ouma on Monday, shows Ahmad-Reed placing the Amazon package outside of the home’s front door before going over to inspect a basket sitting nearby.

“Oh, this is nice,” he’s heard exclaiming, as he leans over to see the “goodies” left out for people delivering holiday packages. “Wow, oh this is sweet.”

After walking away with his snacks, Ahmad-Reed continues celebrating with a dance, which he tells Yahoo Lifestyle was a natural response.

“This was the first delivery I've seen with snacks at the door for drivers,” he says. “I forgot my lunch that day and was hungry and a little dehydrated.”

Ouma also posted a photo of the basket that incited the man’s reaction, which was filled with soda, water, crackers, and cookies. Her note was addressed to UPS, USPS, Amazon, and Fedex and read, “Please take some goodies to enjoy on your route. Thank you for making holiday shopping easy.”

The videos and photos immediately drew positive attention both for Ouma’s good deed and Ahmad-Reed’s reaction, as people commented “So thoughtful of you,” and “I love his dance at the end!” Still, the delivery man admits that even after learning about the video from his supervisor, he hadn’t expected it to go viral.

“I was extremely surprised yet humbled,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Just doing my job to help the people receive their packages in good timing.”

Ouma didn’t immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment. However, Ahmad-Reed says that the two have been in touch.

“She's a jewel and great human being. I am grateful to have brought her some happiness, as she has to me,” he says. “The world needs more love.”

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