BTS ARMY ιи∂σиєѕια, the term used for the fan base of K-Pop group BTS, has begun fundraising through the crowdfunding website Kitabisa to provide lunches and distribute food packages to Gojek drivers who helped them buy the special edition McDonalds menu.
The fundraising aimed to reach Rp 107 million (US$ 7, 496.93) by June 13, a target that has already been surpäṩṩed.
Donasi ARMY untuk Driver Ojol BTS Meal Tembus Rp10 Juta https://t.co/l3tnG2qLAe
— CNN Indonesia (@CNNIndonesia) June 9, 2021
Today the BTS meal is available in Indonesia, and ARMY are flocks to buy it And here’s pic of the driver who very patient to wait for their customer’s orders. And also ARMY who such a kindhearted raise funds for the online drivers to repay the kindness of online drivers @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/8nUryNH6uH
— SUGA’s 버터💛 (@songyun_sugar) June 9, 2021
By the time shooting began, and with three days left to the dєαd line, more than Rp 151 million (USD 10, 579.79) had already been raised. According to Kitabisa, the final amount will be donated to online motorbike taxi drivers, although no further details are available.
The day before the BTS special menu was released, the ARMY of BTS ιи∂σиєѕια (ARMY stands for the lovely representative MC for youth), through its Twitter account, urged ARMYs not to buy mäṩṩively and should tip online drivers.
The donation from BTS ARMY in Indonesia for online motorcycle taxi drivers in regard of the release of BTS Meal has surpassed 10 million rupiah. The reason of this project is to share happiness with the drivers who help BTS ARMY order the food and to celebrate BTS's birthday. pic.twitter.com/fniAOcAHje
— Dita ⁷🧈👅 (@almostdita) June 9, 2021
Aida Nuraini, a BTS fan from South Jakarta, said that fans tried to remind each other to “don’t get mad” at the drivers if it took them too long to get their orders, because of the frenzy caused by overloaded orders.
Explaining the reason for the generous tip Aida said BTS has participated in many charities that help women and children in need. Aida herself rewarded her driver Rp 30,000. The generous bonus has gone viral online, with displays of fans sending substantial tips to their drivers.
This is cute and sweet 아미🤧 INDOMY (Indonesia ARMY) say a big thank you to the drivers who are willing to wait for hours for the BTS Meal order with sweet words and some food, you guys work really hard hope you are healthy always @BTS_twt 보라해💜 pic.twitter.com/X0AaaNk7I4
— HEARTBEACH (@Parkjiminiie10) June 9, 2021
Aida said she ordered her meal first thing in the morning when the menu was announced. She was worried that the driver would cancel her order due to the large queue but then there were rumors of generous tips from fans and many drivers had to wait.
The BTS Meal menu is basically similar to the regular menu but comes with the BTS members’ favorite condiments, such as sweet peppers and Cajun sauce. The food package and cup are purple with the BTS logo on it.
“I really want to have that purple package for memorabilia. And the nugget sauce was chosen by BTS for overseas fans, so we can try the ̾k̾o̾r̾e̾an flavour,” Aida told The Jakarta Post / Asia News Network.