The fortuitous encounter of an Internet user with an elderly man goes viral | Investigator’s News
What started as a random act of kindness sparked hope online after a surfer posted about his heartwarming encounter with a complete stranger who had asked for help, which made him appreciate this more. that she has in life.
In a long Facebook post, Yana Diaz Mostajo, 25, recounted what happened when she and her friend Yowie Lyn were about to withdraw money from an automated teller machine (ATM) in NGI, Barangay Parang, Marikina, July 1st.
“Today I met Jesus! Mostajo wrote at the beginning of his post. She was referring to the old man named “Tatay Ben”, whom she saw standing next to the long queue while holding an ATM card and a piece of paper, probably trying to look for someone who could help him with his problem.
When it was their turn, Mostajo said that the old man suddenly approached them and asked for help withdrawing his remaining funds from his ATM card as he didn’t know how to operate the ATM.
“Tulungan niyo naman ako niyan, hindi [kasi] ako marunong mag pindot pindot [niyan] eh (Please help me with that, because I don’t know how to press these keys correctly), ”the old man said.
Tatay Ben told them that he was trying to withdraw his monthly pension because he would use it to pay off his debts. He asked them to check the amount remaining in his bank account, which turned out to be less than 3,000 pesos, and demanded to withdraw everything.
In his post, Mostajo also wrote that while they were withdrawing the money, the old man kept telling them stories like what happened with his ATM card before. He said that a bank security guard got angry at one point and berated him after his ATM card got stuck inside the machine.
Then, as soon as they were done, Tatay Ben thanked them and he even tried to give them P100 to repay the favor.
Surprised by the old man’s gesture, Mostajo recalled that Tatay Ben didn’t even bother to count his money before offering them money for portion him.
“We were just stunned [by] which he did and politely declined. After that he sat down somewhere, counted his money and put it in his wallet, ”Mostajo said.
“We tried to give him P100 and he even hesitated to take it, [but] of course we insisted. While we know it might not be too much, her smile just told us it was enough, ”she added.
The meeting had left Mostajo in awe and wrote in his message: “Si tatay na [tila] walang wala in kakarampot lang [na pera] ang meron siya, magbibigay pa dahil lang tinulungan namin siya mag withdraw (Tatay Ben, who seems to have nothing and only has a small amount of money, would even give us some of it just because we helped him to withdraw)? “
“Eh ako nga kahit kakilala na [ang humihingi ng tulong], minsan ang hirap by rin magbigay (For me, even though I know someone who asks for help, it’s always hard to give). But on Tatay’s side, we were complete strangers, and yet, [he] was ready to give even if he didn’t have enough, ”Mostajo continued.
Additionally, Mostajo recalled the many times she tends to question God’s plan, has a scarcity state of mind and how she often asks, “Why do I feel like I don’t have enough?” “
Yet, through his unexpected encounter with Tatay Ben, Mostajo seemed to have found the illumination of his personal anguish and said: “Now I understand how to be more grateful. [for] that I have. Now I understand that I am still blessed. Now I understand that we must also be a blessing for everyone because we are blessed. Indeed, Jesus never fails, and he provides.
Mostajo’s Facebook post has gone viral and has garnered over 56,000 reactions, 1,600 comments and over 27,000 shares at the time of writing. /ra
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