A simple act of kindness truly creates an endless ripple!
The story of the elderly couple who was found in General Mariano Alvarez in Cavite pedaling their way home to the province went viral and touched many hearts online.
A GMA YouScooper shared in a Facebook post the story of Alfred and Emilia Calderon who were rescued by a group of bike enthusiasts after a fellow cyclist, Khelvin Federigan, offered a helping hand to the couple.
Federigan, who found the couple in Cavite as he was about to meet his friends, fed the couple and reached out to his fellow biking enthusiasts to help Alfred and Emilia.
Based on a photo on YouScoop’s Facebook, the couple came from Quiapo in Manila and they were finding a way to their hometown Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro because they have no place to stay in the city. The sign board on the photo also wrote that Emilia suffered from stroke and is currently staying in the pedicab that Alfred pedals.
The couple were apparently trying to get to Batangas Pier where they can ride a ship to their province. They were also seeking for help in buying a ticket for them to reach home.
Apparently, they were able to achieve that seemingly impossible goal — through the help of the cyclists and kindhearted people who came to hear of their heart-wrenching story.
Yes, help poured in for the aged couple as posted by Federigan! And more surprises are sure to come to the couple.
As posted by the compassionate cyclist, they are cycling their way to Sablayan via an event which they dubbed as “Padyak para kila Tatay Alfredo at Nanay Emilia Calderon” on March 3, 2017.
“Salamat po sa lahat ng tumulong para makauwi sila Nanay at Tatay Calderon sa probinsya kung saan nasaksihan natin ang wagas na pagmamahal ni tatay kay nanay na may stroke tiniis pumadyak ng pedicab mula Quiapo hanggang sa matagpuan ko sila samin sa GMA,Cavite. Sa dami po ng nagnanais na magpaabot ng tulong sa mag-asawa ay nagpasya po ako kasama ang aking mga kagrupo na magkaroon ng ride patungong Sablayan,Occidental Mindoro upang personal na iabot ang mga tulong kila tatay at nanay at makamusta ang kanilang kalagayan..ang lahat po ng matitipon na donasyon ay makakatulong ng malaki upang makapagsimula sila ng panibagong buhay sa probinsya at sa pagpapagamot sa sakit ni Nanay Emilia.”
Their story was also shared on local and international news sites:
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