I said yes to an event in BGC knowing I have a car to use. Unfortunately, Franco (our Ford Focus) failed me that day. Husband decided to accompany his wife as I have SumoSam with me as well.
The gathering lasted for about an hour and a half. It wrapped up by 5 pm. We got caught in the after-office rush hour. After almost an hour of waiting for a cab, Grab or Uber, we finally got a kind taxi driver to at least bring us outside BGC.
EDSA was jam-packed. We walked towards Guadalupe with high hopes we could at least use the train to reach home. Though our weary steps may falter, it was our determination to be home that pushed us to go further. I walked faster than my husband, wanting to reach the MRT station in no time. Our Sumosam is getting heavy to carry, too. Then husband heard a loud car horn from behind. He didn’t mind until the driver gestured to husband to hop in. We went inside the kind soul’s car thinking he was one of the organizers of the event we attended just recently. But we were wrong.
He is an extraordinary kind soul who saw a mother with a baby walking along EDSA nearing night time. It was his first time to let strangers hop inside his car. Husband and the gentleman talked for hours. More than the beautiful stories the latter narrated, it was more of his kind heart that I listen to.
He dropped us off at Trinoma where he will be meeting his wife and in-laws.
Kindness is Everywhere
On our way home on board a cab, husband mentioned to me that the incident might perhaps help restore my faith in humanity. He was definitely talking about the high school classmate who borrowed money from me but didn’t pay as promised. I looked at him, smiled, and nodded.
Only a few seconds that I would want to withdraw my affirmation. But then I preferred to keep it to myself. I know husband knows me too well. I’ve never lost faith. I am a very optimistic person who always believes in hope. I might doubt love once in a while but never hope. Because I know and believe kindness is everywhere.
We started our day with kindness, saying yes to an event because the invitation came from a sincere and respectable individual. Husband accompanied his wife and son out of love and kindness. We left the venue with a bag full of food good for at least three days or more. And we went home through a series of acts of kindness from individuals we only met for the first time. Indeed, kindness is everywhere.