Buboy, faithful dog that went viral, passes away

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 13, 2019   •   8032

Netizens know Buboy as the faithful dog who would patiently wait by the door of a faculty room, waiting for a master who will never return.

His companion of four years, Professor Carmelito Marcelo, had passed away last May 18.

Now, in an unfortunate turn of events, Buboy also passed away on Wednesday morning (June 12) after getting hit by a vehicle while crossing the street.

According to Animal Kingdom Foundation, “Volunteer caregivers, albeit a holiday, rushed over to the campus to check on Buboy and found him already lifeless.”

“This mind-numbing incident, a tragic end to Buboy’s story, mirrors how we neglect the loyal and loving askals — exposing them to dangers even when we have the chance to take care of them. They deserve better — loving families and secured homes,” their post reads.

The group also asks all motorists to hit the #BrakeForAnimals.

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Student reminds us you don’t have to be rich to help those in need

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 14, 2019

Grade 12 student Jasper Mallari never knew he would have another chance to help the same stranger he helped a year ago.

He was riding a jeepney when he noticed a kid who kept staring at him. He ignored it at first until their eyes met, the kid gave him a smile.

He smiled back.

In his Twitter post, Jasper recalled he could not remember who the kid was at that time. But he smiled back anyway. When they both alighted the jeepney, the kid approached him.

“Kuya, thank you po nag-aaral na po ako,” the kid said. That’s when Jasper remembered. He gave the kid a set of school supplies last year.

Jasper couldn’t help but shed a few tears. Who knew that someone like him, a student, could have a lot of impact to another person.

He never expected the kid to remember him or even thank him for the small thing he had done.

Jasper decided to give him more school supplies and was happy to have found another opportunity to spread kindness.

“Hindi mo naman talaga need ang super yaman kasi kung willing ka talaga tumulong for them tutulong at tutulong ka no matter what. Kasi iba iyong pakiramdam na tumutulong sa kapwa (You really don’t need to be super rich because if you are willing to help then you will help them no matter what. Being able to help someone is really a different feeling),” he said.—AAC (with details from Cianell Camposano)

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Quilty the cat earns rebel status for repeatedly freeing cat comrades

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 14, 2019

Who let the dogs cats out?

Quilty the cat became internet famous after repeatedly freeing his cat comrades at a shelter in Houston, Texas, United States.

Reports say the staff at the Friends for Life Animal Shelter had to collect around 15 cats every morning and put them back inside the cat room.

It was a spooky mystery at first, they did not know who or what kept opening the door in the cat room.

Later, through the security footage, they found out that it was Quilty who was guilty of freeing the other cats.

“Quilty will not be contained and he has no shame. Quilty loves to let cats out of the senior room. Repeatedly. Several times a day,” according to the post of the Friends for Life Animal Shelter.

Apparently, this is not the first time that Quilty the guilty kitty freed an animal comrade.

“This is not a new skill he learned here at the shelter, he used to let his dog sibling in the house at his old home,” the animal shelter said.

Quilty had to be put into a ‘solitary confinement’ for his rebellious act and had to ‘Quilty-proof’ the cat room. This gained a lot of attention from netizens around the world.

The internet fell in love with this rebel and some already made plans to adopt him. Quilty is currently in a sleepover which is a trial period with a potential owner.—AAC

Netizen thanks honest taxi driver for returning phone

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 12, 2019

The unnamed taxi driver who became viral after returning the mobile phone that was left by one of his passengers.

Amid the severe traffic, long work hours, and other difficulties in life, sometimes it only takes a simple act of kindness to turn a bad day into a good one.

Lawrenz Sierra was late for work on Saturday (November 9) morning, so he took a taxi. Unfortunately, he left his phone inside the taxi. He asked his manager to call his phone but no one was answering.

“Hindi ko na din nahabol si kuyang driver. Halos mawalan na ako ng pag-asa na makuha iyong phone ko (I was not able to catch the driver. I almost lost hope of getting my phone back),” he said.

A few moments later, the taxi driver called back the manager saying he will return Lawrenz’s phone.

“Nagpapasalamat ako siyempre. Kasi nagkusa siya ibalik. He even looked for another taxi driver kasi hindi daw siya marunong gumamit ng smart phones (I am very thankful because he returned my phone. He even looked for another taxi driver because he does not know how to use a smartphone),” Lawrenz said during an email interview.

Unfortunately, Lawrenz was not able to get the driver’s name but he gave him a gift as a form of gratitude for his honesty.

“Well deserved naman po si manong sa mga papuri (He is well-deserved of the praise),” Lawrenz said.—AAC (with details from Cianell Camposano)

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