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Random Strangers Contribute Money To Help Poor Old Man Buy New Phone

This is one of those moments that will definitely restore your faith in humanity. In a cellphone store in the Philippines, a saleslady and some other random strangers contributed money from their own pockets to help a poor old man who didn’t have enough cash to buy his own phone.

Facebook netizen Apple Jane Cardenas, who works as a saleslady in a cellphone store in Davao City, shared how it all happened in a social media post.

Originally posted in the Cebuano dialect, the post eventually went viral and later got translated into Filipino language by Trending News Portal’s Facebook page.

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The post reads:

“Customer ko siya, inuna ko talaga siya kaysa sa mga nauna pa na customer na dumating kasi naawa talaga ako sa kanya habang tinitingnan ko siya, Lagi nalang siyang nagtatanung kung magkano yung cellphone na naka display kahit alam niyang may price na itong nakalagay bawat unit. Kaya pala malabo na pala ang mga mata niya kasi may sira na ang kanyang dalawang mata, May nagustuhan siyang phone na amount of 1,399.”

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Apple Jane continued:

“Then i asked him na magkano ang kanyang budget. Pinakita niya ang kanyang lahat na coins, galing pa daw siya nangaroling pero may buo din siyang pera na 1,040. Nabaliw talaga ako sa kakabilang sa coins ,hahaha , pagbilang ko ay 179, so kulang pa siya ng 180. Hindi naman niya gusto yung ibang unit kasi maliit daw gusto niya yung malaking screen.”

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At that point, Apple Jane and the other customers took action to help out the old man.

“Marami talagang naawa sa kanya na mga customer ko din dahil may sakit siyang diabetes, so nag ambagan ang aking mga costumer sa kulang , may nagbigay ng 100, 20, at 10 pesos. Ako nalang nagbayad sa kulang na 50pesos at nilibre ko siya ng simcard, Kung meron palang akong pera nilibre na kita sir☺ Pagbigay ko sa binili niyang phone ay hindi ko ma explain ang kanyang saya kasi matext na daw niya ang kanyang anak, makapag facebook na daw siya. sige nalang siya sa pasalamat sa amin , syempre kami din masaya para sa kanya ..☺ Godbless Sir!!”

Kudos to you, Ms. Cardenas and to all the people who reached out to help the man.

Why Is It Important To Be Kind?

Kindness, according to the GLGC website, is “encouraged by every major religion” and “by leaders as diverse as the Dalai Lama to Richard Carlson.”

The website also reminds us that “being kind feels good.” Besides, “doing something for someone else really does make us feel good. Just as running releases endorphins, so does kindness. Make someone smile and you’ll feel better for having done so.”

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