Every day, we hear news about the bad things people do that many of us tend to assume the worst. But every now and then, we read about something that restore our faith in humanity. This is one of those posts.
This story was shared by Rochelle Anne Obleno on Facebook. Her story starts when she accidentally left her iPhone in a jeep. According to her:
It was just a usual Saturday for me. My law class schedule is from 8am to 4pm. But this morning, as soon as I alighted from the jeepney, I felt that my phone was not inside my blazer pocket. I tried to chase the jeepney but to no avail because he was fast..really fast.
Then she remembered her phone was on airplane mode, meaning there was no way for her to contact it. During class, her mind was elsewhere, wondering if she should cut her line. She was also distracted with the what-ifs.
What if mabait yung nakakuha? What if nabuksan niya tapos pinaputol ko agad di hindi ko na sya na-reach? What if hanapin niya ko? What if umasa na lang ako sa goodness? (What if a kind person got it? What if I cut my line only for the founder to open the phone? What if he tried to reach me? What if I just expect on goodness?)
During lunch, she tried to call the phone. To her surprise, it rang!
It turned out, the driver got hold of it and he was clever and kind enough to get my sim and insert it on his phone kasi nga daw mine was locked and on airplane mode. Hindi ko man naisip yun at wala rin sa mga what ifs ko! (It turned out, the driver got hold of it and he was clever and kind enough to get my sim and insert it on his phone because mine was locked and on airplane mode. I didn’t even think of that!)
Then I met up with manong and his wife at Jollibee, Anonas. A very simple couple with big hearts and the brightest smiles welcomed me. I immediately shook their hands, greeted them and endlessly said my thanks and praise. Then he told me this:
“Kahit yung halaga ng phone na yan katumbas na ng ilang buwan kong boundary ma’am, mas magaan sa loob pag alam mong nakakatulong ka tsaka yung pinapakain mo sa pamilya mo galing sa sarili mong pinaghirapan. Bumalik ako sa UST, ma’am, umasa ako baka makita ko kayo. Kung di ko nga ho kayo mahanap ipapa-Tulfo ko na po yang phone niyo.” (“Even if the worth of your phone is the equivalent of my boundary for months, it feels better to help and know that the money you use for our family is something you worked hard for. I went back to UST and hoped to see you again. If not, I would have reported the case to Tulfo.”)
Faith in humanity, restored.
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