N95 masks and respirator masks quickly sold out as soon as news hit that Taal Volcano was erupting again for the first time in over 40 years. People scrambled to pharmacies and drugstores to panic buy the masks to keep themselves safe. Because of this, many stores had to start putting up signs that their masks were sold out. More panic ensued, leading people to look for them online, look for substitutes, etc.
In a time of chaos, it’s heartwarming and even tear-inducing to hear about good samaritans looking out for those who weren’t as lucky as they were. And even the smallest gestures make for the biggest actions in the long run.
“Naghahanap kami ng Girlfriend ko ng Face mask, Ubos na sa lahat ng drugstore or supermarket,” Netizen Glenn Taduran said in his Facebook post. Pictured was an Angkas driver giving out face masks to passers-by for free!
In Cavite, a young man was seen stationed in General Mariano Alvarez with a “Face mask for free” sign in front of him. He had boxes of masks ready to be distributed.
We believe these people are heroes. Kudos to them!
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