Google Pays Touching Tribute To India's E-Commerce Heroes

19/12/2014 11:54 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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TO GO WITH LIFESTYLE-INDIA-ANIMALS-FOOD,FEATURE BY PHIL HAZLEWOOD A Home-Care Dog Food delivery boy rides his scooter as he delivers meals to clients in Mumbai on January 24, 2009. Wasiff Khan has an admission: he used to be scared of dogs. That's not unusual in Mumbai, where strays can have a bite worse than their bark. But Khan runs a deluxe dogfood delivery service, with the pets of Bollywood A-listers and top executives among his select clientele. Just like Mumbai's army of 'dabbawallahs' who deliver tiffin boxes of home-cooked food to hungry humans, uniformed Homecare Dogfood drivers criss-cross the city every morning with speciality meals for man's best friend. AFP PHOTO/ Pal PILLAI (Photo credit should read PAL PILLAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Google India has made a video paying tribute to the faceless delivery boys who power the country's e-commerce revolution. It touchingly captures the difficulties in the life of delivery boys who cover the country on motorcycles, carrying packages to happy homes, braving dysfunctional lifts, traffic, rains and unreasonable demands from customers. And at the end of it all, most shoppers don't even say thank you.

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone thanked the delivery boys and offered a glass of water? Perhaps throw in a small tip, too?

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