According to him, they were all nice to him when he was detained and now he simply wants to give back to them.
Paolo Felizarta first made headlines after he disrupted a basketball game between San Miguel and Magnolia when they were already in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals. Felizarta darted through the court carrying flyers, and even accidentally colliding with Fajardo, San Miguel’s center. His flyers read: “Vote! Love!,” “Filipinos Unite as One!,” and “Vote Wisely this May 13!”
Though his intentions weren’t as bad as the result, he was detained for his actions. He apologized for it and gained the public’s sympathy soon after.”Sorry po du’n kasi that was unintentional po, kasi talagang malabo po ‘yung mask. So hindi ko po talaga makita. Talagang sumugod lang ako. Hinarap ko lang po ‘yung takot ko, ‘yun lang po,” the man told Luisito Santos of Super Radyo dzBB while being detained at Station 7 of the Quezon City Police District.
After getting out of detention, Felizarta once again touched the hearts of many netizens (some of which became fans), when he went back where he was detained–to give away several pizza boxes to the inmates who stayed with him during the time he was detained. According to Felizarta, the men were extra nice to him while he was there, and he simply wants to give back to them by giving them food they cannot eat inside prison. “They treated me well so I have to give back,” Felizarta said in a video posted on social media.
Dressed in his ‘usual’ Spiderman costume, Felizarta went into Station 7 of the Quezon City Police District and brought the boxes of pizza to inmates who were cheering as he came in. This simple act of kindness touched the hearts of many netizens, who still believe that Felizarta didn’t deserve to be detained. On the other hand, some netizens believe that his way of conveying his message of “love” was still wrong and that he deserved to be detained at that time.