MOMI LEARNS| Kindness is Everywhere

Oct 9, 2017 | Life, Love, Only Berlin

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.

MOMI LEARNS| Kindness is Everywhere

MOMI LEARNS| Kindness is Everywhere

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 [tweetshareinline tweet=”kindness is everywhere” username=”IfZgcz8ZKo14VSCu3y8ejhrBGaCG*R!N:1:0″].

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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.

16 Comments

  1. Wendy

    Ang bait naman nun. Sam’s guardian angel must have been with you.☺

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    • momiberlin

      And you know what, his surname is also Domingo.. baka kamag-anak pa nga namin sya e. And yes, ang bait nya. May mababait pa rin talaga sa mundo.

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  2. Michi

    We don’t let strangers ride our car and vice versa too. But in your case, parang God send noh, good thing you were safe. Nowadays, minsan kahit gusto mo tumulong or magtrust, nakakadalawang isip kasi baka hindi safe.

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  3. Juvy Ann

    Random acts of kindness is the Lords way of helping those in need. Thanks for sharing this experience. It really is hearthwarming.

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  4. Gilian

    Oh, I love stories of kindness. It can be so powerful that a person would not in any way understand. He just feels it inside that something is worth believing in after all. 🙂 Beautiful. Just beautiful. 🙂

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  5. Angel Caronongan-Enero

    Aww… I am touch with your stories. I always believe that kindness is power. Ang hirap maging mabait nowadays, esp. when you’re watching the news but I still believe that there is hope for each and everyone.

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  6. Janice

    Wow, that was really so kind of that stranger. I don’t know if I’d be so willing to ride a stranger’s car though. I’m too suspicious. Haha! But I do admire his kindness. I’m glad you guys had a pleasant ride with him. May mababait pa din talaga sa mundo.

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  7. Marie

    Great thing you had your husband with you at least the ride from the stranger felt safe. Kindness is so hard to find in this world nowadays so I can imagine your feeling of happiness to have such a day full of positive vibes. 🙂

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  8. Melisa

    I admire him. Kunti nalang kasi sa panahon natin ngaun ang ganyan. But we should be thankful kasi God is always use an instruments just to help us. Naalala ko din dito Berns na papunta kami ng Evergotesco sumakay kami ng jeep tapos umulan pagbaba namin yung babae na katabi namin binigay nya ang umbrella nya samin kasi balisa kami pareho ni Lemuel na mababasa si Zd boy. Di namin sya kilala. Bumaba xa na di iniisip na mabasa sya at pinagamit nya ang payong nya 🙂 sana ganun din tayo sa ating kapwa. Be kind to one another.

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  9. Nerisa

    Wow! That was a kind gesture. It was nice of that guy to let you ride with him. Bless his soul for helping moms in need.

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  10. Olivia x The Indy Miss

    How touching! I’m glad there are still people around like that kind man who offered you the ride. Not a lot of kind souls around the world today, which is probably why you felt the need to share this experience. It’s also very cool that he turned out to be genuine! 🙂 SO many blessings everywhere.

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  11. Mumwrites

    Such a heartwarming and inspiring story, sis! Indeed, kindness is everywhere if we will only learn to attune our hearts to the kindness extended to us. It also shows that whenever we sow kindness, we also reap some, and nothing beats random acts of kindness from strangers to help restore our faith in humanity and to still believe that there is something good in everyone, no matter what.

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  12. EINz

    He’s indeed an angel for the day! Good to know there are people who wouldn’t hesitate to help.

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  13. Mommy Rockin' In Style

    Aww kawawa naman si Sumosam but good thing you’ve met a good Samaritan. Naniniwala ako na may mababait pa rin sa paligid. 🙂

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  14. Shalene R

    Aww. That was a kind gesture. Ang bait! faith in humanity restored talaga. I admire people who understands the burden of moms, especially pregnant mommies. 🙂

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