Toronto, Ontario — I’m re-sharing this beautiful video story of simple caring, shared by Oswald Tugadi — the principal of printing and graphics company, PromoBee Enterprises, on Facebook from its original post on the same social media at “The World’s Funniest Video”. To see the video, PRESS HERE.
The video shared by Oswald on Facebook reminded me of a boy who was about 10 years old back in the late 70s, who approached me while I was eating lunch at a small restaurant on Ylaya Street in Divisoria, Manila in the Philippines, offering to shine my shoes.
I asked the boy if he had lunch yet. He said “no”, explaining that he had to do his work before attending elementary class in the afternoon.
I asked him to please sit and join me, and asked the waiting lady to serve what the boy wanted for lunch.
Four years later, while I was parking my car in front of the Santo Niño Church in Tondo, Manila, a young man approached me, saying, “Sir, how are you? Do you remember me?”
I replied, “I’m sorry, but I don’t?”
He said, “You remember that boy who offered to shine your shoes four, or five years ago at that restaurant in Divisoria? I am that boy.”
I was so surprised. The boy has grown so tall that I didn’t recognize him. He told me that he was to graduate from high school. After a few more pleasantries, he offered to watch my car while I was away.
The late U.S President John F. Kennedy once said, ” … the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
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