Viral: 6-year-old kid gets rewarded for attempting to save chick
Aileen Cerrudo • April 5, 2019 • 2523
A nurse in India took a photo of a 6-year-old boy at a hospital. Brows furrowed and eyes moist with tears, his face only showed one thing: concern.
The young boy, Derek C. Lalchhanhima, was holding a chick in one hand and 10 rupees (Php 7.00) in the other. According to Sang Says who uploaded the photo, Derek accidentally ran over the neighbor’s chick with his bike.
His parents told him that the chick is already dead but he didn’t believe them.
Derek rushed to the hospital, crying. He asked the help of medical practitioners and even went back to get more money.
His parents had to explain again that there is nothing to be done to save the chick.
As for Derek, his courage to take responsibility for the incident was rewarded. His school honored him with a shawl which, according to Says is a “modernized version of the “Tawlhloh Puan”, an honour given to those who have exemplified extraordinary courage.”
Says uploaded another photo of Derek, the shawl draped around his shoulders. He was holding flowers on one hand and a plaque on the other. There were no tears or signs of worry. This time, Derek is smiling with eyes gleaming with pride.—Aileen Cerrudo
Mit Javellana and her family were on their way to the hospital. Her son, Earl, was having chills due to high fever and was in need of medical attention.
But their car was not moving due to the severe traffic and they had no choice but to forcefully make their way through just to get to the hospital.
An MMDA officer, Jeremi Lukban, noticed and approached them.
“Nung malaman niyang papuntang ER, nag-offer siya na buhatin si Earl at naglakad na lang pa-ospital (When he learned that we are going to the ER, he offered to carry Earl and walked to the hospital),” Mit said in her Facebook post.
MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim lauded Lukban’s action and reminded the public to never hesitate to ask the MMDA for any assistance.
“Lagi tayong handang tumulong sa ating mga kababayan (We are always ready to help our fellowmen),” he said in his Facebook post.—AAC
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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