Move over, traditional begging—Indonesia’s streets have gone digital! Yep, you heard that right—beggars are swapping cardboard signs for TikTok clips, raking in virtual gifts instead of spare change.

Picture this: instead of braving the streets, these savvy beggars perform pity-inducing acts online, earning real money through virtual gifts on TikTok. Mud baths and tear-jerking videos? Yep, they’re cashing in on the sympathy!

But hold your gifts—while the government’s raining on their digital parade and asking platforms to delete mud bath videos, the trend’s likely to stick around. After all, who knew giving virtually could be the new way to lend a helping hand?

Click to uncover the bizarre world of TikTok begging in Indonesia!


Begging 2.0 – Indonesian Beggars Get on TikTok Instead of Going Out on the Street