There’s a photo of an elderly woman crying at a sidewalk somewhere in the Philippines – a touching scene that would surely bring tears to your eyes, too, especially if you knew the reason why she was weeping in public.
Earlier, the woman was at a pharmacy trying to buy 2 tablets of vitamin B-complex, a stress-fighting vitamin often prescribed for old people to help reduce the risk of stroke, combat stress, and for healthier nerves.
Netizen JB Balicanta was just a few feet away from the old woman, waiting for his own number to be called. He was surprised to hear the old woman tell the pharmacist she would only buy one tablet after she was told she has to pay P36 (US$0.8) for the two tablets, according to The DailyPedia. Balicanta heard her mutter that she did not have enough money to pay for the vitamins.
Touched by the woman’s plight and thinking how this might also happen to his mother in the future, Balicanta quickly bought an entire month’s supply of B-complex for the old woman. He rushed after the old woman and was, thankfully, able to find her outside the pharmacy.
He gave the vitamins, bid her a Merry Christmas, and went on his way – not waiting for her to say anything as he did not want anything in return for his good deed. But the old lady ran after him and was able to reach him just before he boarded his car. She was crying while she thanked him profusely and prayed that the Lord repay him for his random act of kindness.
In turn, Balicanta prayed and posted on social media, wishing God would help her through other people…He also admitted he had tears in his eyes as he watched her walking away.
What a touching story. God bless you both…