Yesterday, I got a call from an unknown student who studies at a school where I am teaching. He asked me If I know a student named Shaira. I said, yes and that she goes to my filipino class. Then he said that he has found Shaira’s wallet and asked me to tell her not to worry for she would get her wallet the next day. He said that my name and telephone number was in a piece of paper in the wallet. I could not say something for a while, like I was a mute. Then the only words that came out from my mouth were thank you, so kind of you.
My heart leaped with the young man’s act of kindness. Such deed is worth more than the words, thank you, in return. When I met Shaira today, she said she got her wallet back. The boy, upon seeing me talking with Shaira, came to me and said he was the one who called me. Again, the only words I uttered were, thank you, so kind of you. Deep inside, I wanted to say more, do something, but I just couldn’t think of anything. It wasn’t my wallet that was lost, but I felt like I owe something with this boy. From the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate his kindness.
The world might be full of wicked individuals with evil intentions. But at least in our own little community, there still exist such people with good deeds, kindness and compassion. And it is enough to make a difference in the world.