Not a lot of people would actually do something for someone they do not know as many judge others based on their appearance. However, a girl was kind enough to help a person most people do not pay attention to.
Netizen, Marie Ku Maureen Ceniza wrote a Facebook status about a date she probably will not be able to forget. It was with a boy that she met inside a jeepney.
Ceniza told her parents that she would not be having supper at their house as she was going on a date with someone. Her parents actually reacted well and were even happy that she was going out with someone.
Apparently, the girl noticed a 9-year-old boy named, Janjan, while she was on the jeepney heading home. The kid went inside the vehicle and started singing a Tagalog Christmas song and asked for alms. Marie thought of giving him some coins but later realized that it would do him no good.
According to the netizen, she wanted to give the kid food instead of money. So she told the boy to stay on the vehicle because they would be eating somewhere. It caused other passengers to stare at her like she was insane. The young one seemed pleased, as he only nodded and smiled.
When the jeepney driver asked the kid to get off, Ceniza told him that she would handle the boy. The netizen shared that she brought Janjan to a well known fast-food restaurant. The boy could not keep the smile off his face when he saw where they would be eating.
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Jollibee is famous for their ‘chicken joy’ and many children enjoy it. This is also what Janjan chose to eat. Ceniza bought him a fried chicken meal with rice, fries, and soft drinks.
The netizen learned about the child’s life as they ate. She discovered that his father died while his mother is a scavenger. Janjan is studying and a grade 3 student. He also has a younger brother, Panter who is 3.
Sadly, their mother rummages through others’ trash and leftovers so she can feed her kids. It broke the netizen’s heart and she said she wanted to do more for them.
Ceniza saw that the kid was done with his rice while his viand was barely touched. She offered to buy him more, but he refused. He said he would just bring his leftovers to his mom who is scavenging and still has not eaten.
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She then told the boy that she would just purchase a meal for his mother. So he picked up the chicken and finished it. Later, he said that he had to leave to take care of his younger brother so his mom could go home.
And so Ceniza accompanied Janjan to a jeepney. Thankfully, the driver was nice and let him ride for free. The kid could not be more thankful for her. He expressed his gratefulness because the girl kept him full.
“Let us never forget to thank the Lord for giving us more than what we need. Sometimes we may think that what we have is not enough but at least we have something because somewhere, there are people who have almost nothing,” the netizen wrote at the end of her post.
What can you say about what the netizen did for the kid? Would you have done the same? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.