Do something good for others, and it will come back to you, sometimes in small and unexpected ways.
A teacher from Naga City showed how a simple act of kindness could cause a ripple effect that spreads to others.
On Facebook, Emmanuel Nico Nantes Cronico shared a heartwarming post about how one of his Grade 3 pupils gifted him with an “Aroyo,” a popular kakanin in Bicol. The treat was even made more special because the pupil’s mother made it as a gift to the teacher. And it was no ordinary gift; it was a token of appreciation and a gift of love.
The teacher said that one of his students, Michael, gave him a pack of Aroyos as a thank-you gift for the Jollibee treat the class had the last time. The young student said his mother stayed up late, making the ‘kakanin’ to give to the teacher.
Earlier that week, the Grade 3 class of Sir Emmanuel was treated to a Jollibee meal by kind sponsors. He posted photos of the class enjoying their spaghetti with huge smiles on their faces.
He wrote, “Sa Grade III-Cronico, magkaka Jollibee lahat! Thank you so much to our sponsors! You have no idea how joyful and grateful these kids and their parents are. May God continue to favor you and bless your beautiful hearts!”
The kind teacher soon realized the wonderful cycle of kindness he had started. He also reminded everyone of how important it is to plant “seeds of love” in young children.
He wrote, “I realized that when you generously sow seeds of love, you’ll reap the same too. Kindness is so powerful. Let’s always choose to be kind every day.”
Also, he added, “I would like to share this heartfelt and touching experience with those who willingly and voluntarily shared their resources to make my pupils happy. You have no idea how thankful these students are as of this writing. You will surely be blessed.”
And to further show the power of kindness, Sir Emmanuel revealed that an anonymous donor sent his class a bag of Jollibee burgers after their story went viral.
Truly, a wonderful story of keeping the cycle of kindness alive!