- An American vlogger wanted to figure out how generous Filipinos are
- Therefore, he pretended that he lost his money and asked for free food and ride
- He also asked for a family to let him stay for the night
- The vlogger was overwhelmed by the kindness the Filipinos had shown him
A foreigner vlogger has explored the Philippines, specifically the Filipino culture.
KAMI learned that American Youtube vlogger Markian Benhamou tested the generosity of the Filipinos.
In his vlog, he pretended to have lost his wallet and tried to ask for free food and ride.
For the first part of the challenge, Markian went to a food truck and asked if he could have a burger for free because he lost his wallet. The crew did not hesitate to help the vlogger.
When asked “why are Filipinos so nice?” the crew simply said, “it’s there in our blood.”
In exchange for the crew’s generosity, the vlogger handed over a box of chocolate.
The next challenge was to look for a free ride going to the Ayala Triangle.
Luckily, they found a guy who was willing to drive for them. The vlogger asked the man if he usually does kind stuff for strangers. He said, “Yes, why not? If you can give it to them, why not?”
Markian was amazed by the generosity of the driver. ”That was amazing! I’m still so shocked!” he said.
For the last part of the challenge, Markian pretended that he needed a house to stay for the night.
At first, the people they asked did not allow them to stay for some reasons. However, the vlogger was still impressed on how the Filipinos rejected him.
“It’s funny because they reject us so respectfully and politely,” he said.
Fortunately, a family let them enter their house and decided to host them for the night.
“Being nice, being kind to people goes a long way. And you know, we want to spread that energy right. If I can be nice to someone, help them and it touches them, inspires them to be nice too. I think, yeah, the world would be a better place right? Because we could all use a little kindness and compassion,” a family member said.
Markian was still overwhelmed by the generosity the Filipinos had showed him.
“It’s inspiring to see how much this culture gives especially when it’s a culture that doesn’t have the most. And it inspires me to want to give more and just have that instant connection with strangers and just invite them with open arms,” he said.
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