Netizen Maria Isabel Chy Siaton was just heading to the mall with her daughters on board a Grab car when she overheard a conversation between the driver and his wife. It would soon change their lives.
In a post that has since gone viral on Facebook, Maria Isabel shared that she and her kids were on their way to Megamall on the Grab car with plate number VZ 8850 driven by Alvin Acdol Gelizon.
While on their way, the driver received a call from his wife. After listening to his wife, the driver assured her that things are going to be alright. Maria Isabel mostly just the driver’s side of the conversation but it was enough to break her heart…
Grab Driver: Mi, pray ka lang. Bantayan mo yung swero ni baby ha. Pag magalaw nga tayong matatanda, masakit na. Ano pa kaya sa bata diba. Pakatatag ka.
Mi, uuwi pala probinsya si (may binaggit sya name) may ari siguro nung kotse. Limang araw ako walang byahe kaya mag sasideline ako. Ako na bahala ha. Wag mo na isipin yun. Gagawan ko to ng paraan.
Wag ka umiyak. Akala ko ba matapang ka. pakita mo tapang mo ha. Wag mo ko alalahanin, okay lang ako. Isipin mo yung bata kelangan ka nya jan ha. Wag kana umiyak. Mamaya maya din uwi na ako.
Those words alone would surely make anyone cry…
The one-sided conversation had stuck on Maria Isabel’s mind so much that by the time they arrived at the mall, she gave the driver Php1,000. The fare was less than Php300 but she gave him the change, saying he can use it for his child.
He cried and told her the baby has been in the hospital for 5 days already due to a hole in the heart. This was certainly heartbreaking news.
According to Maria Isabel, they let the driver cry and then waited for him to calm down before they left the vehicle.
Knowing the difficult situation this man is in, Maria Isabel made sure to post the story on Facebook so that the driver’s future passengers as well as kind netizens could help him out.