It was a great closing day for the hard-working employees of Nike when they witnessed a kind foreigner come in the shop to buy shoes. But the thing is, the shoes weren’t for him. The generous man brought a long a haggard-looking kid who was selling Sampaguita on the streets so that he could treat him to a shopping spree!
Just as the popular shoe store was about to close, the kind foreigner came in with the young, barefooted kid and they proceeded to look for the best pair. The unidentified man came to the store’s assistant supervisor named Ahyan Yerro for help.
It was a surprising moment to witness and Ahyan instructed her staff to assist the generous foreigner and his young friend as best as they can so that they can find the perfect pair.
“Nagulat ako. First time kong makakita ng foreigner na may kasamang street kid. Talagang VIP treatment po kami, we made sure na talagang makakapili sila.“
You could see from the pictures that the kid’s dirty feet from walking barefoot in the streets trying to earn a living, was placed on a measuring device to determine the right shoe size for him. The nice Caucasian man gave the kid the option to choose from any design but the latter settle for running shoes that were also 40% off.
The young boy was hesitant to take this selfless offer because he was afraid that kids from his area would become envious and steal his new kicks. But the foreigner was persistent in helping this young kid and even asked the Nike store staff where the two of them could purchase some clothes.
As they were fitting shoes, Ahyan reminded the boy to thank the kind man for what he did.
“Sabi ko pa sa bata habang suot nya ang sapatos na napili nya, ingatan mo yan at magpasalamat kay sir kase hindi lahat nabibigyang ng pagkakataon na mabigyan ng shoes na ganyan. Sagot nya, ‘Opo ate.’ Napangiti ako at natuwa para sa kanya.“
The man declined the invitation for an interview because of his tight schedule. What he only wanted was to help this young boy smile and hopefully with his post going viral, more people would be inspired to do the same.
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What do you think about this kind foreigner’s generous actions towards the poor child? Does this inspire you to become kinder and more selfless towards your fellow Filipinos? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!