While most of us expect to receive gifts during birthdays, a tricycle driver from General Santos City was more than happy to give as he turned 65 years old.
It was perhaps fate that led a certain Heart Salangan to meet the unsung hero that is “Tatay Danny.” Fresh from school, the girl was about to head for Lagao when she chanced upon his tricycle. But she was not alone. According to the status that she wrote on Facebook, there was another female passenger bound for the same stop.
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When they finally arrived to their destination, Heart drew PHP30 to pay her fare. But, the tricycle driver gently declined, and told her to read the sign that she and the other passenger didn’t pay attention to for the whole ride.
Much to their surprise, they found the sign that reads:
SA LAHAT PO NA MGA PASAHERO KO SA ARAW NA ITO “[LIBRE]” PO ANG SAKAY NINYO DAHIL BIRTHDAY KO PO NGAYON. MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA INYONG PAGTANGKILIK.”
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The hustle and bustle of the town suddenly became not so stressful for Heart as she experienced random act of kindness from Tatay Danny. As further stated in her post, even the generous tricycle driver felt ecstatic at the simple thought of giving for his birthday.
Meanwhile, everyone on the Internet raved about this inspirational tricycle driver and his story — which only goes to show how rare compassion has become in the society, and how much we need more of it nowadays.
Watch a video scoop from Heart herself here.
Posted by Heart Sangalan on Thursday, August 17, 2017
Read the full text of Heart Sangalan’s status here, as translated in Tagalog.
“Galing ako sa school tapos pumunta ako ng Lagao. Tapos itong tricycle ang nasakyan ko. May kasama akong babae na sa Lagao din ang baba. Nag-abot ako ng 30 pesos pero sabi ni kuya basahin ko daw muna ang sulat na nakadikit sa harap. Nashock kami sa nabasa namin, 65th birthday daw ni kuya. Libre daw pamasahe kasi siya na lang daw ang magreregalo sa lahat ng maswerteng sasakay sa tricycle niya. Ang bait niya, sobrang saya daw ni kuya sa birthday niya. God bless kuya, and more birthdays to come po.”
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