We Filipinos are known all over the world for our kindness and willingness to help even to strangers, to the point of putting our lives at risk.
The viral video below perfectly cements our reputation as such.
In the video, a Saudi man was trapped inside his stalled car in the middle of a flooded street.
One of the rescuers tossed a life jacket to the direction of the stranded Saudi man but unfortunately, the life jacket landed at the rear bumper of the car, beyond the reach of the fear-stricken Saudi.
Fearful for his life, the stranded Saudi refused to reach for the life jacket for obvious reason.
Then, out of nowhere, someone plunged into the murky water and swam towards the car, grabbed the life jacket and hand it over to the stranded Saudi while instructing him to don it.
If you think the job of the mysterious rescuer ended here, you’re dead wrong.
The stranded Saudi had to be carried like a baby to safety by his rescuer, to the laughter of the bystander who happened to be recording the drama on his mobile phone.
And guess who was the hero in the video?
Yes, you’re right. The rescuer was a brave Filipino who happened to be at the wrong place at the right time to save the day for the stranded Saudi.
Glena Salvador Pasion says the Pinoy is indeed a hero. “Isa Kang bayani kabayan itinaya mo Ang Buhay mo sa pagtulong sa arabo.pero sa susunod mag ingat ka sobrang napakadilikado po kapag nagbaha Dito.yung driver po ng amo ko nakoryente Dito umapak lng sa tubig tapat Ng street light at may tinulungan din n anak Ng arabo hayun dalawa sila namatay hanggang tuhod lng Yung tubig.kaya mag ingat lng po mga kabayan.”
Pangalan-Raciram Po says: “Out of nowhere ang peg ni Kuya.Sanayan sa baha???Hindi rin…we filipinos are really kind-hearted and helpful by nature.Wala ng pa-porma2 at pa-pogi2 pa…sanay na tayo sa disaster eh and we are resilient.Nganga ang mga miron…Real life hero spotted”
Ynez M. Baraguir writes: “Salute kabayan! Alam nyo kasi hnd basta basta ang baha dito malalim man o hnd dahil ang pangunahin nakakatakot i hnd ang pagkalunod kundi ang makoryente oo tuwing my baha dami namamatay dhil s electrocuted kaya saludo ako sau kabayan salute god bless u.”
Eman Emano Amoona lauds the Pinoy hero. “Good job..kabayan..sa kabayanihan mo..iyong back round sa video n mga boses e natatawanan pa..mga shungawhats funny bugsbunny ha???ang mga Pilipino saan man magtungo dala nila ang pagiging matulungin…nasa dugo n ng PILIPINO iyon…ang baha n ganyan e alam n ng mga Pinoy ang dapat gawin..sanay n sanay n kami jn.”
#KSA Motorist rescued from floods by Filipino man #Saudi
Posted by Ayman Mat on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Yesterday, images and videos of flooded Jeddah made the rounds on social media. [Link here].