FoodPanda Rider Becomes Internet Star for Panda Plushies That Accompany Him to Work

A FoodPanda rider is attracting much attention and has become an internet star for the adorable panda plushies that accompany him to work! The rider has even become so popular that many locals are hoping to meet him so they can take photos with the “Panda Guy” and his adorable plushies!

From Muar, Malaysia, this FoodPanda rider was identified as Akhmal Abdul Rashid though he goes by the handle “Encik Panda” on social media these days.

Photo credit: Encik Roy Panda / Instagram

According to this cheerful guy, he began working for FoodPanda some 9 months ago, but it wasn’t until he was in the job for 2 months that he started to wear an assortment of panda plushies on his uniform.

The creative panda costume garnered interest from his customers who suggested that he make a social media page for this persona. So, “Encik Panda” was born and would start sharing his photos on Instagram.

Photo credit: Encik Roy Panda / Instagram

But the FoodPanda rider doesn’t always get to update his social media page, especially because he is often busy taking and delivering orders. Yet he has become a social media star, anyway, as his customers post photos with him in his cute panda costume!

With all the stresses brought about by the current crisis, it is nice to have something to smile about – and that is exactly what Encik Panda hopes to share with his customers and the netizens who see him in the streets.

Photo credit: Encik Roy Panda / Instagram

He can’t serve everyone yet he feels that he can still make a lot of people happy with his cheerful, adorable panda costume.

Photo credit: Encik Roy Panda / Instagram

But don’t worry about contamination because he makes sure to give his plushies a regular wash and also disinfects them! He even shared a photo of his plushies’ bubble bath. Cute!