Amazon Driver's Fun Halloween Delivery Praised Online: 'Above and Beyond'

An Amazon delivery driver has shared the festive way he spiced up a routine parcel delivery online, and gained over 99,000 Reddit votes by doing so.

Reddit user "Drumexplorer33" posted the video to Subreddit "Funny" yesterday, writing: "A customer sent Amazon this video of me making a delivery with the Skeleton assist."

In the clip, taken from a Google Nest footage, the driver can be seen approaching the house before spotting the skeleton sat on the porch. Utilising all the help he can, he placed the parcel in the lap of the skeleton, before wrapping its arms around and taking the picture of proof.

"If the customer has something to interact with, quite often, I always try to put the package in position to make the customer chuckle," he wrote in a comment.

The driver confirmed that he only had the time to add a creative touch to his delivery while still meeting quota as it was one of his last deliveries of the day.

Reddit users rushed to celebrate the video and the driver, writing: "I wish you were my delivery guy."

"This guy went above and beyond and i think its really cool," wrote one user, adding concerns that the driver may get fired for the time taken for the stunt—concerns that the original poster reassured weren't necessary, as he is, "definitely not fired," with Amazon managers being "tickled pink" about the video.

In response to suggestions that the video was "PR marketing" by Amazon, due to the coincidental placing of the delivery truck, the driver explained that it was, "100 percent pure luck this laid out like this. Comical almost!"

Newsweek has contacted Amazon for comment.

Although for many the video was met with welcome arms, other users took the moment to compare the delivery driver's experience to other, very different reports—including references to toilet break issues.

In 2018, Amazon denied claims from an alleged whistleblower that the company oversaw bathroom breaks of its workers, leaving them urinating in water bottles during shifts to avoid time wasting. Various reports from publications have since alleged similar stories from delivery drivers too.

"Associates are allowed to use the toilet whenever needed. We do not monitor toilet breaks," Amazon wrote in a 2018 statement. "Amazon provides a safe and positive workplace for thousands of people across the U.K. with competitive pay and benefits from day one. We have not been provided with confirmation that the people who completed the survey worked at Amazon, and don't recognize these allegations as an accurate portrayal of activities in our buildings."

Reddit comments also referenced workers' attempts to unionize—an ongoing battle for the company, after Alabama workers voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in a historic vote in April. The vote was the biggest labor drive in Amazon's history.

In August however, a hearing officer of the National Labor Relations Board recommended that the board throw out the election results, after the union claimed Amazon used unfair labor practices to keep workers from unionizing, as reported by The New York Times.

Now, one of the U.S.' largest unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are working to help unionize Amazon. In June, it vowed to make organizing Amazon's workforce its top priority, with plans of both organization and disruption.

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An Amazon.com Inc. delivery driver loads a van outside of a distribution facility on February 2, 2021 in Hawthorne, California. Getty Images