The ashfall from the Taal explosion had started to thicken on people’s windshields, making driving and maneuvering around nearly impossible on the streets. Cars had to slow down considerably, brighten their lights, and exercise the utmost caution if they wanted to attempt driving at all.
But in Tanauan, Batangas, a queue of cars began to fill up the left side of the road as they passed by a house. Rogelio Villa stood on top of the house with a hose and gently helped rinse off a huge portion of ash from people’s windshields and windows in order to help them drive safer. His wife, Marjorie, took some photos of him and posted them online and the post instantly went viral with people praising him for his thoughtful act.
“I was cleaning my own jeep when I observed that a lot of vehicles passing by were full of ashes,” Villa said when asked about why he wanted to help out with the cars. The water greatly helped with visibility and allowed people to drive safely.
When people saw what he was doing, they would line up and then honk their horns after out of gratitude before getting back on the road.
“I just hope that people will lend their hands even in their own little ways for people who are in need of help.”
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