Chennai: Vijay who has given hit Tamil movies like Puli, Theri, Mersai and Sarkar recently celebrated International Workers’ day. Vijay's kind gesture soon became viral with fans applauding his work on social media.

Vijay, who is fondly called Thalapathy (commander) by his fans recently treated autorickshaw drivers to lunch and distributed gifts.

According to reports, the annual gesture by Vijay was delayed due to the Lok Sabha election that saw BJP win with a vast majority. Nevertheless, just like every year, Vijay successfully managed to organise the event. However, the actor could not attend the event himself due to work commitments. Bussy Anand, secretary of the actor, organised the luncheon on the actor's behalf.

It didn’t take long for the pictures from the event that were put up on social media to go viral.

One person wrote, “#Thalapathy #Vijay's auto driver fans were treated to a sumptuous lunch and given gift items… It was a delayed May Day special treat for them.. @BussyAnand was the Chief guest at this initiative on behalf of the star who is shooting for #Thalapathy63 now. Nice to see.” (sic)

While another posted, “Like every year #Thalapathy gave superb lunch n surprise gifts to auto drivers to honour them on Worker's day... Due to election the function was held yesterday...Man with golden heart #Thalapathy.” (sic)

Vijay will next be seen in the Tamil sports-film Thalapathy 63, alongside Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff and others. A R Rahman has composed the music for the film.