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Here Are 8 Stories That Show An Act of Kindness Is Never Too Small For a Mom
  • Mothers are superheroes . Whether she's staying home, working full time, running a business, or doing side-jobs, a mom is always multi-tasking at whatever she does. But we, mamas, acknowledge that we cannot do it all, even if we always try. We still owe our success to the people who were kind enough to help us when we least expect it.

    We asked preggos and moms in our Smart Parenting Village for random acts of kindness that made a difference in their lives. There were so many heartwarming stories that would touch anyone's hearts. Today, as we celebrate Mother's Day, let us share with you these good samaritan stories to give you hope amidst this global health crisis.

    Going out of his way to give a ride

    May schedule ako ng Transabdominal Ultrasound for Placental Localization and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). Dahil walang Grab or any means of transportation because of ECQ, my hubby and I decided na lakarin na lang namin. Then, my sister-in-law told us na nag-volunteer daw yung former officemate and friend niya na taga-Parañaque na ihatid kami papunta sa ospital at pabalik sa bahay.

    It took us five hours dun sa diagnostics and hinintay niya talaga kami. He was so kind na bumyahe all the way from Parañaque to Makati and waited for so long. He even told us to just message him kung kailangan ulet namin bumalik ng hospital for diagnostics and even offered na siya na daw maghahatid sa amin sa hospital kung manganganak ako. God bless this kind of people! Roni FMarin

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    A warm welcome in the community

    Bagong lipat lang kami dito sa inuupahan namin last week. Nagbakasakali ako na magpalista sa barangay para as ayuda dahil breastfeeding mom ako. Sabi nila wala na daw form, edi uwi na sana ako when someone approached me. Sabi niya balik ako ng 8 a.m. kinabukasan, na ginawa ko naman. Kagawad pala siya and nabigyan ako ng form kahit bagong lipat lang kami. Grace Dipol Platino II

    Go ahead in surgery

    I gave birth via emergency C-section (CS) last April 23. May mas nauna pang dumating sa'kin sa pila, pero narinig ko 'yung doctor na tinanong siya kung pwede na ako muna kasi baka maubusan ng tubig ang baby ko. Narinig ko na malumanay pa siyang sumagot ng, "Oo, okay lang." Nagkita kami kinabukasan sa ward at pinasalamatan ko siya. Malaking bagay kasi 'yun, kasi buhay ko at ni baby ang nakataya. Cristina Sarceda Buco

    Bending down to tie her shoelaces

    I was 7 months pregnant and walking to the bus station in SM Megamall from work. While walking, I noticed my shoelace was untied, so I had to stand aside to fix it. A random lady just went up and did it for me! She said, "Ingat ka, iha," and walked away. It somehow warmed my heart, especially since I was so tired from work. No matter how simple or small it is, acts of kindness are remembered. AJ Esteves

    'She prayed with me and comforted me'

    When I gave birth in 2015, I was having contractions for two weeks already, so I went to my OB. She said that my water bag is dry, and I needed a CS ASAP, but there was no guarantee that my son would be alive. I couldn't contact my family (I am a single mom) since there was no signal in the hospital. Someone asked me what's the problem and I told her my situation. She asked for my brother's phone number and contacted him. Then, she prayed with me and comforted me. Ang pangalan niya ay Nelia, kapangalan ng tita kong kakamatay lang that time na mabait sakin. Alvic April Valencia

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    Willing blood donors are heaven-sent

    I remember sa Fabella, I was required to bring three blood donors. My husband passed, while my brother didn't, so kulang pa ako ng dalawang donors. Naii-stress na ako kasi nagfa-follow up ang mga doctor. Walang kamaganak na gusto mag donate kesyo low blood or high blood sila. I thank God kasi my husband's friend volunteered ng walang kaabog-abog. Ganun din ung isang pinsan kong 'di ko masyadong close. Isang sabi ko lang sa kanya, oo agad. I thank God for sending those people my way when I needed them the most. Janelee Olat Tornino

    A calming and helpful presence

    I had an emergency with my baby. My husband was at work, so I tried to book Grab at 3 a.m. even if it was always difficult to book one in our area. Fortunately, I found a driver. I messaged him not to cancel kasi my baby wouldn't stop vomiting. Kuya driver rushed us to the hospital and never left me and my baby until everything was all settled. He even bought food and water for me.

    It has been almost a year, and I can't thank that Grab driver enough for saving my baby. Mind you, he did not even charge us extra. All he said was "Kalma ka lang ma'am, importante si baby. Antayin ko pong maging okay kayo." God bless you, kuya. Katrina Ong

    Giving breast milk for free

    I gave birth to my preemie baby back in 2011, and my baby girl stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for a month. A nurse in the hospital, who's not assigned in NICU, had just returned to work after giving birth. She would pump breast milk during work hours and give my daughter some when I wasn't in the hospital. Ye-yen Villa-Real


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