Riley Elliott posted the emotional video on TikTok (Picture: Twitter/Riley Elliott)
An UberEats worker says he’s paid so little that he almost became homeless and has to beg customers to leave him tips.
Speaking in an emotional viral video, Riley Elliot, from Las Vegas, Nevada, said he can ‘barely afford to feed himself’ because his pay is so low.
The heartbreaking footage, uploaded to TikTok and shared to Twitter last week, shows Riley sobbing as he explains how he’s struggling to make ends meet.
His tearful rant has now been watched more than 3.7 million times on Twitter and a fundraising pages he has set up have raised up to $55,000, reports Today.
Riley, who is engaged, says he plans to share the fortune with others who are in need.
In the video that prompted such an outpouring of support, Riley said: ‘I wish that people who order UberEats or Doordash understood what it’s like to be a driver.
‘It doesn’t matter that I’m working multiple jobs, it doesn’t matter that I rarely sleep and can barely afford to feed myself. I am about to be homeless for the third time since May, and it’s all because people don’t tip their delivery drivers.’
Fighting back the tears, he goes on to explain how he was only paid $2.50 for a 45 minute job and claims that drivers like him are risking their lives to work during the pandemic.
Riley added that had to pay $3 for parking after he claims the customer wouldn’t come outside to meet him.
Riley, from Las Vegas, Nevada, said he was on the brink of homelessness (Picture: Tiktok)
He also said the customer gave him only a $1.50 tip for his troubles.
Riley added: ‘I have got to prove three times rent for income in two weeks and I can’t.
‘How hard is it to throw us five bucks?’
‘I’m out here risking my life in a pandemic and no one cares.’
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