On Aug. 29, a tweet asking for "a miracle" to happen went viral on Twitter in Malaysia. What was this miracle all about? Six tonnes or 3,000 Japanese seed rock melons waiting to be sold by a family farm, severely affected by Covid-19.
Hi Twitter. I don't usually do this but I need a miracle. My fam's struggling to sell 6 TONNE of ROCK MELON that's harvesting in 2 weeks time. That's approx- 3000 biji. Yes, it's because of MCO, it sucks but I won't give up. pic.twitter.com/1yk3SmhDT6— S (@sarizainal_) August 29, 2021
The tweet was shared over 6,100 times and received 3,800 likes.
After unsuccessful attempts on Facebook and Instagram to promote their rock melons, Sari and her family decided to take to Twitter to save their family business. After the tweet went viral, the family business appears to have picked up, as she announced in a subsequent tweet that the remaining stock has dropped to around 1,600 melons, which will be harvested in the coming weeks.