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Amazon delivery van driver fired after TikTok goes viral

Published: 3/Nov/2021 11:24 Updated: 3/Nov/2021 11:25

by Connor Bennett

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An Amazon delivery van driver has been fired, after a clip went viral on TikTok showing a woman stepping out of the back of the van, and was viewed millions of times.

In October, TikTok users became obsessed with a video of an Amazon delivery driver and an unnamed woman stepping out the back. At first, some are skeptical of what they were seeing.

However, the clip has been confirmed as a real Amazon van and driver, who had allowed the woman to enter the van.

As a result, the driver, from Florida, has been fired from Amazon, reportedly for allowing an unauthorized person into the delivery vehicle. The company said, “The driver is no longer delivering packages to Amazon customers.”

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TikTok is a hotspot for viral trends and videos.

Original Amazon van TikTok video

The original video was first posted by patrickhook01 back on October 24 and has racked up over 12 million views since then, as users have shared it far and wide with friends and fellow TikTokers.

As noted, it shows a delivery driver and a woman stepping out the back of his van, with the woman seemingly checking if the coast is clear before taking a hop, skip, and jump away from the driver.

It didn’t take long for users to figure out what had seemingly gone on, joking that the woman might be doing her own delivery in nine months time. “Well that explains why my packages never come on time,” many users joked.

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Some viewers questioned how the person recording it was in the right place at the right time to catch them coming out the door. The original uploader said they began filming when they saw the door open.

Others noted that Amazon vans have cameras and trackers, which would give the game away if the driver was doing what the video appears to show.

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Some commenters highlighted the use of cameras and trackers in Amazon vehicles.

With the viral potential of TikTok and its ‘For You Page’ algorithm, it’s possible for any video to suddenly go viral, with real world consequences as seen here.