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Monday, April 10, 2017

The kid that got "pizza slapped" on the face

On my way to work last Friday morning morning, I passed by a homeless family somewhere along Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA. I was eating some left over pizza when I saw them. I was already on my second pizza at that time.

I brought 8 slices with me today because I wanted to finish them all off before I go back training with my fitness coach this afternoon.

So I just thought of giving them the remaining 6 slices: 2 slices of pizza per plastic pouch.

There's this tall steel railing that was separating me from them so I had to strategize how I was gonna give them those 3 pouches of pizza. As I got near them, I opened my window and threw all 3 pouches in the air, hoping that the trajectory was perfect and that they will land right beside them.

But that wasn't the case for some of them.

One pouch successfully landed beside the mother.

The other landed outside the steel railing (luckily one of the kids still managed to reach out his hand to get it).

While the last one landed straight flat on a poor kid's face. I think he noticed that there was food coming so he looked up but unluckily it smacked right on his face.

I'm so sorry kid!!! He didn't cry though. He immediately took it off his face and gave it to his mother. I think he's just a little over 2 years old.

God bless their family.

I saw the same homeless family again at the same spot along Ortigas Ave. corner EDSA this morning. Similar to last time, I was eating again when I saw them. But this time, I was eating a croissant.

The boy who got slapped by a flying pizza on the face was there, too, as well as his mother. I dunno who the other woman and man are. Probably his aunt and uncle?

I brought a loaf of bread today which I was planning to have for dinner. I was thinking of making a sandwich. But I thought that they would need the loaf of bread more than I did so I just gave it to them. Luckily, my trajectory had improved this time.

The look on their eyes (especially the kid if you would zoom in the photo) when they received it was priceless. But, at the same time, I also felt hopeless because I didn't know how else they could be helped. I just couldn't give them food forever whenever I pass by that area. And besides, they are also just one among the thousands or millions of families here in the Philippines who are either living below the poverty line or are, unfortunately, homeless.

IMO, I don't think I can still rely on our government officials on this because obviously both the administration and the opposition are very busy bickering with each other. And it's also very difficult to trust most charity institutions nowadays especially if their heads and directors are actually even earning millions annually.

So for now, I guess, I'll just continue on giving what I can give to those who need it the most without asking for or expecting anything in return. And if this post can inspire even just one person to also do the same, that will be more than enough for me.



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