- A considerate car owner was lauded by netizens after he chose to forgive a cyclist who created a huge dent on his car
- He could have asked the erring cyclist to pay for damages but instead showed compassion knowing that the cyclist may not have the capacity to pay him
- The family of the cyclist thanked the kind driver, especially that money is scarce in the time of a pandemic
- The only advice that the driver gave to the cyclist was to be careful when he is on the road
A car owner chose kindness over anger after a cyclist accidentally hit his car and caused a visible and somewhat huge dent.
When most drivers would either file a case, shout invectives, or simply demand payment despite the financial situation of the other party, this man opted not to seek damages.
The driver, Keng Pascual, shared the video of the incident, which immediately went viral.
As per his post, he was about to make a U-turn because he forgot something at his store, waited for the road to clear, when manong cyclist bumped into his car.
"Okay, so dapat mag uuturn ako dahil may naiwan ako sa store ko na kailangan ko balikan.
Precaution measure, nag antay ako ng naluwag na flow ng traffic para makapag uturn ng maayos with signal lights.
Then biglang sinalpok ako ni manong na nagbibike. I was completely shock kase malayo palang nakita ko na sya, kaya malakas loob ko mag uturn. Kaso hindi pala sya nakatingin, kase yun phone nya malalaglag daw, kinapa nya at dinukot at hindi sya nakapreno. I saw it in my two eyes na sumalpok yun buong body nya shempre ksama yun bike. Mejo yupi din yun bike.
After nun sumalpok, huminga ako ng malalim kase alam ko na dulo neto.
Pinaupo ko muna si manong, sa sidewalk at iniwan kong nakahambalang yun auto ko. Inabutan ko nadin ng yosi para kumalma, alam nya malaki yun damage at aminado sya na sya yun mali.
Minutes later, dumating na yun barangay at rescue nya. Which is anak nya at isang kaibigan. Nakikiusap at humihingi ng pasensya. Gusto nila, kung okay lang. Bayaran ako til' sept daw, pero narinig ko yun anak na bata na mromroblema kase natangal pala sa trabaho. ( Hindi nla pinaparinig sken, mahina silang nag uusap ) 60pesos daw lang sahod nun anak at 100pesosa day yun tatay. Nagaaway sila't nagtatanong pano mababayaran yan. ( Di pako nag sasabe ng presyo )
Again, huminga ako ng malalim at sinabe ko na mag-ingat nalang sa susunod. Nakita kong umiyak si manong bike, at yun babaeng kaibigan nla. Yun anak nagpapasalamat din.
Uulitin ko, alam ko na dulo neto, dahil alam kong hirap lahat dahil sa situation ng pandemya. Alam ko naman kaya ko magipon at ipagawa din to. Kaya hinayaan ko nalang.
Lesson for today.
You could be standing next to someone who is trying their best not to fall apart. Whenever you do, please do it with kindness in your heart."
There are many heartwarming stories these days. A food delivery rider was lauded by netizens after it sacrificed so much to protect the food of his customer, including braving the flooded street. Food delivery services are very popular nowadays, especially with limited transportation available. Among the popular ones are Grab Food and FoodPanda.
A mother was also very happy when she was finally able to buy her son a cellphone that he could use for online classes.
The pandemic has also created stories that touch the heart. Many have managed to become a blessing to others.
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