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LOOK: Security guard teaching homeless boy how to read and write goes viral

June 08th, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 caused a worldwide frenzy, which eventually led to a number of reckless and selfish acts. While our current situation continues to bring out the worst in us, there are some people who still choose to do small acts of kindness—just like the story of this security guard that will surely touch your heart.

A security guard (who’s working at a pawnshop located in Manila) went viral last May 27 due to the unbelievable kindness and compassion he demonstrated. According to a Facebook user named John Robert Flores, he saw the guard teaching a homeless kid on how to read and write while he was on duty.

Upon witnessing such good deed, Flores decided to take photos of him and posted them online to serve as an inspiration to everyone. His caption reads:

“Napadaan kami sa palawan pawnshop sa arellano university. And spotted si kuyang security guard na tinuturuan nyang magbasa at magsulat yung bata nakakaproud lang kasi kahit di nya kaano-ano but still tinuruan nya parin kasi may busilak siyang puso i salute you kuyang sg sana patuloy ka parin bigyan ng blessings ni lord dahil sa mabuting at busilak kang puso para matulungan ang batang yan. Spread Love”

(I passed by Palawan pawnshop near Arellano University then I spotted this security guard who’s teaching a kid how to read and write. I’m so proud of him because he didn’t hesitate to teach the young boy even though they don’t know each other. I salute you and I hope you’ll continue to receive more blessings from the Lord because of your kindness. Spread [the] love.)

LATE POST❗❗ napadaan kami sa palawan pawnshop sa arellano university. And spotted si kuyang security guard na…

Posted by John Robert Flores on Tuesday, May 26, 2020


As of this writing, the post has garnered more than 1,300 shares and 1,800 reactions. A lot of online uses couldn’t help but praise the security guard (who was later identified as Renz Abelita) for his kindness.

For those who personally knew Abelita, they described him as someone who is really helpful and thoughtful.

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