Sometime we’re too busy with work and with life that it can be very easy to pay attention to the needs of some of our loved ones.
Yet there are those go the extra mile, showing genuine care and concern even to less fortunate strangers – such as this woman whose photo has been circulating on the internet lately.
Photographer and social media user Brent Ignacio shared a few images he took of a woman she recently saw in Intramuros while on a shoot.
On his Facebook post, he wrote:
“It was raining hard on a Sunday afternoon in Intramuros, Manila. My friend and I decided to shoot but the rain was so heavy we needed to find shade ASAP. We took shade ay the entrance of Bayleaf Hotel. Then I saw these two kids begging for alms from this good lady. Without hesitation, she invited the two inside Cioccolate Cafe. A guard tried to intervene but she said “It’s okay, I got them.” The guards went on to their business and the kids got their food. So nice to see that someone still has compassion for the poor.”
This woman’s example of kindness has touched the many netizens who saw the photos.
Quotes about Random Acts of Kindness
Here are some inspiring words about the importance of being kind to others:
“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.”
– Francis Bacon
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”
– Amelia Earhart
“Any good … that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.”
– Stephen Grellet
“More than anything else, kindness is a way of life. It is a way of living and walking through life. It is a way of dealing with all that is–our selves, our bodies, our dreams and goals, our neighbors, our competitors, our enemies, our air, our earth, our animals, our space, our time, and our very consciousness. Do we treat all creation with kindness? Isn’t all creation holy and divine?”
– Jean Maalouf