- A volunteer driver narrated how he gave a free ride to a passenger who only had P200 left for his family
- The man had been caught in the lockdown without any other means to go home to his two kids (10 and 12) in Novaliches, since his wife was also stranded in Butuan
- The kind volunteer driver dropped him closest to his home, and the passenger even asked how much he owes the driver
- Instead of receiving payment, he gave him the only P1,000 bill in his wallet, and amid the thanks, tears started welling in the eyes of the passenger
A kind-hearted volunteer driver, Jom Indanan, took to Facebook to share what transpired when he offered a free ride to a passenger who had nothing left but P200 to sustain him and his family.
It was 6am, the driver had a few minutes to spare until his next pickup and saw a guy shuffling on Mindanao Avenue near Trinoma.
The guy said that he was going to Novaliches, and without thinking twice, he told him to hop in as he would bring him to the place closest to his destination.
When the driver learned that he was out of work, had to walk to Novaliches to get to his kids and only had P200 left for his family, he decided to drive the guy to his barangay despite the latter's protest.
When the latter finally requested to be dropped off at a Puregold branch, the conversation that transpired between the kindhearted volunteer driver and the passenger is one that must not be forgotten:
Passenger: "Magkano po?"
Driver: "Naku, wala pong bayad!"
At this juncture, the drive impulsively took the last P1,000 bill in his wallet (despite knowing that he didn't have more)...
Driver: "Eto po, pandagdag. Sorry yan lang po pera ko sa wallet."
Passenger: "Sir, sobra-sobra na po 'to."
The driver could now see tears start welling up and felt a lump in his throat forming.
Driver: "Sir, baka magkaiyakan pa tayo! Para sa mga anak niyo yan!"
The driver then made a U-turn, waved and sped off, not daring to look back as he knew that he had no tissue in the car.
The story of Jom touched a lot of lives. Netizens praised his good deed and may there be more of him in this world. Here's Jom's full post:
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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