- An old man was told to get out of a jeepney because passengers were complaining about his smell.
- He said that he hadn’t taken a bath for one week because he was asking for money in the streets to pay for his wife’s medicines.
- The netizen who posted the encounter shared a valuable insight for everyone to remember.
One netizen posted her encounter with an old man who touched her heart. Facebook user Peng Contreras Carpo said that she got in a jeepney on the way somewhere when she noticed that almost all of the passengers were covering their noses.
She didn’t get it at first, but little by little, she started noticing the unpleasant smell. It was coming from an old man.
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At one point in their journey, the driver stopped the vehicle and told the old man to get out because of his smell and other passengers were starting to complain. The old man looked teary-eyed as the driver was telling him to go down.
That’s when Peng said that he’ll just pay for the man’s fare so that the driver won’t force him anymore. That’s when the old man spoke up.
He said, “Pasensya na kayo mga anak kung hindi maganda ang amoy ko, halos mag iisang linggo na kasi akong hindi naliligo, namamalimos kasi ako dito sa Iloilo para mabilhan ko ng pagkain ang aking mga Apo at Anak, at mabilhan ko rin ng gamot yung asawa kong may sakit.”
Peng also learned that the man, named Bert, was from Guimaras and went to Iloilo to get a job but due to his age, he could not get one.
This lead him to ask people for money on the streets. He was also having a hard time talking and walking because he had suffered a stroke.
“Sabay ipinakita sakin ni tatay ang laman ng kanyang dalang sako bag, puno ito ng pagkain(mostly tinapay, pandesal,ensaymada)at konting mga damit, ung iba daw binili ni tatay sa kita nya sa pamamalimos at ung ibang mga pagkain nmn daw na masasarap( sabi ni tatay) ay binigay daw sak anya ng mga taong naawa sa kanya,t iniis daw talaga nyang hindi kainin ang mga ito para ibigay sa kanyang mga apo.”
As the passengers got embarrassed by their actions before even knowing the old man’s story, Ping shared a little advice to everyone.
“Ano po ang gusto kong ipoint out dito sa inyo mga kapatid? Wag po sana tayong manghusga sa kung anu lang ang nakikita ng ating mga mata dahil hindi natin alam kung anu ang dahilan at bakit sinapit nila ang ganung mga sitwasyon,
“Kung tayo nga ay hindi hinusgahan ng Panginoon sa ating mga kasalanan,na sa kabila ng ating mga pagkakasala tayo ay kanya pa ring pinatawad at tinanggap, eh sino tayo? Ano ang karapatan natin na husgahan ang ating kapwa sa kung anu lang ang nakikita ng ating mga mata.”