Worried Taco Truck Owner Calls His Best Customer After She Hasn't Shown up for Months

A woman has shared the touching voicemail she received from the owner of her local food truck, after he became worried when she stopped visiting.

Ker, from Washington, revealed she's known the owner of Taco Tom's Lonchera, Thomas, for 12 years, and used to pick up food multiple times a week.

But a spate of ill health meant she didn't stop by for a few months, and over time "Taco Thomas" became concerned after he didn't see his favorite customer, so he gave her a call.

Ker, a college student, shared the message he left her in a TikTok video last week, which has been viewed more than 3 million times.

"Thinking about the time the taco truck man hadn't seen me in eight months and called me to see if I was alive still," she captioned the video.

"Taco Thomas what a sweet soul," she added as she played the message to her followers, which says: "This is Thomas, from the taco truck, it's a long time since I seen you, and I'm worried about you. How are you? I hope you're good. Ok take care, bye bye."

Ker revealed the call dates back from 2018, but she decided to share it on the social media site last week, where it's since blown up.

After it garnered millions of views, Ker shared a follow-up video explaining more about the backstory.

She said: "Thomas is a literal angel, I agree everybody needs a Thomas in their life he's the sweetest guy, ever. I've been going to his truck almost every week, multiple times a week at least since I was in high school. I've known him for 12 years. His truck has moved around a lot which is why I have his phone number so I can figure out where he's at.

"That voicemail was from 2018, I was having issues with my health and I wasn't able to go for a while. And I started going again as soon as I could after I got better. I'm going to go today and get some tacos."

And she added: "I would order via phone sometimes that's why I have his number."

Ker, still a frequent visitor to Thomas', filmed herself stopping by the truck, currently located on NE fourth plain boulevard, Vancouver, Washington.

The man himself waved for the camera, with his kind actions resonating with viewers, who sent donations to support Thomas' truck.

In a separate video, Ker filmed herself handing over the $351 raised by well-wishers, as she praised him for being "humble" and "kind."

"If you are local go by his family truck and support his business," she added.

After receiving the donations, Thomas added: "I just want to say thank you to everybody. I know it's from your heart."


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Numerous people thanked Thomas for reaching out, claiming it's never been so important amid the pandemic.

Gshe90 said: "Taco Thomas cares more about you than my doctor cares about me."

"Dude this is like the sweetest thing. This is the world we live in! There are good people," Ellie, Robb, Baby Cedar James wrote.

While Robert Yaeger467 added: "Taco Thomas you reaching out is something many of us wish we had done for folks we've lost. TY!"

Newsweek reached out to Ker for a comment.

Stock image of a food truck worker.
Stock image of a food truck worker. A woman praised the owner of a taco truck who called her after he became worried when she didn't show up for months. Orbon Alija/Getty Images

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