A recent viral video of a young Chinese man treated to a surprise birthday greeting with an Indian beat garnered over 25,400 likes.
@peili96 做朋友尴尬就是要做一车大的啊😆#birthdaycelebration #india#gemdang#foodcourt#satumalaysia#viral#tiktok ♬ original sound – PeiLii
The urumi troupe appeared and began drumming along toward the birthday boy dressed in white at a food court. Four Indian youths and an elderly man were dressed in traditional attire (Vashti) and accompanied by drums (Urumi melam). The birthday boy was seen excited and vibed along to the birthday beat. As the urumi team was drumming, the whole crowd sang along to the birthday song. This was recorded by one of the birthday team members.
The 2 mins 23-second recording of the incident were later uploaded by PeiLii on her TikTok account. Gaining so much of views and likes, this viral video also left many Malaysians in awe.
Not just that, but these Urumi boys made it on TV too. Tiktok user, PeiLii, who seems to be the friend of the birthday boy, also shared a 43-second clip of the birthday incident being a talk on Chinese news.
@peili96 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 #viral#india#gendang#birthdaycelebration#indianculture#onlyinmalaysia ♬ original sound – PeiLii
It’s so amazing to see the multicultural society strengthening the bonds by learning and exploring the traditions of others.