Random Acts of Kindness # 3

It's been a while since I last did a random act of kindness. After all, it is not something you schedule. Yesterday however, an opportunity was presented to me. While B and I were having our simple Valentine date, I saw a group of teenagers who seemed to be hovering around the place. I did not feel alarmed or scared but rather, I wondered what they were doing there.

I saw one of them eyeing the leftover and the girl who was in charge of the place gave it to them. There were 4 of them with one small plate of leftover Pad Thai. I felt bad. B and I had Pad Thai Noodles and Pad Thai and honestly, we could do without it. These kids seem to live on alms.

In my heart and in my ideal world, this should never be the case.

I called the girl in charge and ordered one more noodle, one pad thai, and some meatballs plus two milk teas. Total cost was Php170. The look on her face when I told her it was for those kids and the look on those kids faces when they realized they had something to fill their tummies, PRICELESS.

I share this story because I want to encourage others to do the same; to share if you can, when you can, and simply because you can. I want us to be a world filled with people who do random acts of kindness and not violence ... to be the kind of person who feels, not ignores; who cares and who gives a damn.

I share this story without the resident photo in place because those kids have nothing already ... I did not want to take away the leftover dignity that they have by posting their photos in here. I wanted to share this story not to highlight them but to highlight the fact that you (my readers) and I can make a a difference.


I may be only one 
but I am one.
I cannot do everything 
but 
I can do SOMETHING.

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13 comments:

  1. That is so nice of you to share some food with these children. :)

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  2. so nice!!!

    "That's what you call, sharing your blessings"

    :))

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  3. Five stars for you and hugs and kisses. This is the kind of thing I enjoy doing kaya if I'm presented with a chance wala ng pero-pero pa. Help sharing our blessings doubles the return. Just keep doing what you love Kay. Be blessed always.

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  4. Five stars for you and hugs and kisses. This is the kind of thing I enjoy doing kaya if I'm presented with a chance wala ng pero-pero pa. Help sharing our blessings doubles the return. Just keep doing what you love Kay. Be blessed always.

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  5. Such a heartwarming post. Keep it up, Ms. K. :)

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  6. Very inspiring! People like you will be more blessed with so much graces a hundredfold!

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  7. this almost moved me to tears! i guess the world will be a much better place with more people like you :)

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  8. this is such a sweet story. ya I totally feel for poverty, I try to help out when I see people on streets, you are so kind!

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    1. I'm not kind. I can be a real bitch but I try to pay it forward coz I have been so blessed. Please continue helping out when you can. The world needs it.

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  9. reminds me of the movie Pay it Forward. i leave it people like you to do deeds like this because i really wouldnt.

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  10. This is so sweet. I admit that it's really hard to do such things. Minsan kasi, imbis na pasalamatan ka, the people you've helped would demand more from you. One time, I gave my chips to a kid. Instead of saying thank you, he asked for Coke LOL. Siguro depende na lang sa situation kung tutulungan mo yung tao at kung pano mo tutulungan. Anyway, I admire you for what you did, and may God give you more blessings.:)

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