Enter a Zen-like state of mind. This is too satisfying not to watch.
Many netizens were awed by the topnotch skills displayed by an anonymous craftsman who painted a signboard for a public utility vehicle (PUV) driver.
The video has been going viral since it was posted early last week on Facebook by PUV dispatcher Beto Aruta, who remains unaware of the craftsman’s name.
In the Philippines, small signboards are used by PUVs and jeepneys to announce their routes to their passengers. They are inserted into hooks that are attached to suction cups, which are then placed on the vehicle’s windshield.
As of today, the video on Facebook has received more than 2.7 million views. It also found an international audience on Reddit’s /oddlysatisfying sub, where it received more than 24,400 upvotes.
Watch the video below until the end — we won’t spoil it for you.
In an interview with Coconuts Manila, Aruta said the man is an occasional visitor to his place of work in Quezon City. “He comes to Trinoma [Mall] every now and then,” he said. “He sells those signs for PHP50 each (less than USD$1).”
He added: “He comes to me because the drivers tell me if they need to have a signboard made or not.” Sadly, the man hasn’t shown up since Aruta took the video, which hides the subject’s face.
Naturally, a majority of the man’s Filipino fans loved the video. Almost everyone on Facebook had the same comment as Marvian Lerioestrada: “Amazing.”
Over at Reddit, a Mexican thought the video was taken in his country.
Someone wrote about how he reacted as the video progressed.
Another loved how deep the black was painted.
Of course, there are naysayers who state it’s nothing special, and that it’s actually a standard technique of lettering.
We hope Aruta can manage to get the man’s name — his hands are now internet-famous.