Netizens showered a grab driver with praises for showing compassion to his passenger.
In a post by Philippine Star on Facebook, passenger Laine Quirolgico narrated how Grab driver Sherwin Calton Roques Dela Cruz heartwarmingly responded to an emergency situation.
She was supposed to bring her two-year-old son who had difficulty in breathing to the hospital.
According to Quirolgico, she booked a Grab at 12 midnight on Friday. Dela Cruz initially asked her if it was an emergency, citing that the drop off point was at Ospital ng Makati.
“Nung time na sinabi ko ‘yun, agad-agad na siyang nagmadali magmaneho, binusinahan niya lahat ng sasakyan,” Quirolgico said.
Quirolgico also recounted that the grab driver did his best to get through traffic and reach the hospital as fast as possible.
“Halos lahat na ata ng sasakyan binusinahan nya mapabilis lng pag punta namin sa ospital,” she said in a Facebook post.
When they arrived at the hospital, and she was about to pay for the ride, the driver refused to accept the fare and insisted that she use the money for her son’s medicines.
“Nung inaabot ko na yung bayad hindi man lng niya tinanggap. At sinabi pa niya na ibili mo na lng ng gamot mam,” Quirolgico wrote in her Facebook post.
“Super bait ni kuya, sana madami pa syang katulad na laging iniisip ang kapakanan ng kapwa nya kaysa sa pera,” added Quirolgico.
Netizens also lauded Kuya Sherwin’s heroic act.
The post has garnered 25,000 reactions and more than 2,000 shares as of writing.
“God sometimes sends his angels in the form of Grab drivers. Thank you Sherwin,” said a commenter on Facebook.
Another one said: “More blessings for you to come Mr. Sherwin dela Cruz! An act of compassion is rarely seen today since everyone gives more importance to gain money than give importance to other people’s lives.”
“Not all heroes wear a cape ? #FaithInHumanityRestored,” said another commenter.
Thank you for being you, Kuya Sherwin!