Sometimes, we ignore the street children when we encounter them in the busy streets, thinking that they have families that should take care for them or they might be used by a syndicate to earn money by asking people from the streets.
But not all people are the same.
A netizen posted his encounter of a street child who left home because he was physically abused by his relatives.
Cyrel Delfin Lago was on his way to work for his graveyard shift (10:00 pm to 6:00 am) when he encountered the boy hanging out all by himself. He said that the boy doesn’t want to go home because his grandfather and uncle would physically hurt him. His mother is working in Kuwait while his father is working in Butuan.
Lago said that he felt concerned about the boy. He saw that the boy never moved from the spot where he left him before heading to work; it was already 2:00 am. So, he offered him some bread and coffee. He also asked the boy to write his name on a piece of paper; according to him, his name is Rolando Q. Pizarras Jr.
He shared his encounter with Rolando to help him find relatives that will love and take care of him. We do hope that he’ll find the care and attention that he needed. Indeed, there are still good Samaritans in our fast-phasing world.