The photo of two Chinese men giving free mask to passersby in Makati draws words of sympathy and understanding from Pinoy netizens.
Facebook netizen Precious Ann Patiño uploaded the photo on Facebook, apparently to send a message to fellow countryman to stop hating the Chinese, instead help one another amid the coronavirus scare.
Patiño wrote that she did not read clearly the message on the phone of the Chinese wearing a black shirt but it seems she read the word “hug” while the other Chinese wearing a white shirt was the one handing out the mask.
Patiño asked those who happen to pass by PBCom Makati to accept the mask because this way, they can make up for then ill-feelings we have towards them and at the same time, we let them help us.
Patiño said that a lot of things have happened now and letting hate prevail is counterproductive, so its better to help one another.
Check out the original Facebook post below.
Free mask from these two Chinese Men ❤️🙏🏻
Di ko masyado nabasa yung naka flash dun sa cp ng naka black na chinese pero parang mag nakalagay ata dun na “hug” then yung naka white sya may hawak ng mask sya taga abot.
Sa mga madadaan dyan ng PBCOm Makati. Tanggapin nyo na lang po yung offer nila na mask sa ganyang paraan na lang sila makakabawi sa mga sama ng loob sa kanila at para makatulong na din sila. 😢❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 keep praying guys. Marami ng nangyayare ngayon para sabayan pa natin ng galit tulungan na lang .
As of this writing, Precious Ann Patiño’s photo has generated more than 43,000+ reactions (12,000+ of which hit the cry button), 29,000+ shares and 600+ comments.
One netizen commented to stop the hate and pray for the victims. “Stop the hate instead lets spread prayers for the victims of coronavirus. Kagaya natin tao lang din sila na nasasaktan.”
Another netizen remarked: “God bless po sa inyong dalawa. 🙇♀️”
This netizen said that the photo made her cry while reading and looking at the photo. “Anu ba yan naiiyak ako habang binabasa ko at nakikita yung picture. 😭😭😭”
Let us the post in a positive note by leaving this comment by one of the Pinoy netizens.
“Stop being in general and start being vigilant.
At the end they’re still humans just like everyone of us they’re afraid to be discriminated. Hindi porket Chinese eh, same2 na, takot din sila s NCoV and may pamilya din sila n pnprotektahan just like us.
It’s ok to discriminate for your own protection, but never too much.”
Source: Precious Ann Patiño