Stranded Man from Leyte Receives Help Online after His ‘Good Samaritan Act’ Went Viral

Good things indeed happen to good people.

A dad from Leyte has been stranded in Manila after he went there to look for a job to support his family during these hard times. Unfortunately for him, it has been months and he hasn’t landed a job yet. To make things worse, he was caught in the pandemic lockdown and hasn’t been able to go home to his family for so long. The experienced auto shop worker was hoping to get a job in the city since jobs in Leyte were very scarce to zero.

As Ferdinan Pulido was having a smoke in the streets of Mandaluyong, he spots a couple struggling to start their vehicle. Apparently, their car broke down and they had no idea how to fix it. He approached the reluctant couple, who first feared Pulido as he watched them for quite sometime before he started going towards them. But the couple was relieved when they realized that Pulido approached them to help them! Pulido was able to fix the car and help the couple get on their way safely. Many netizens praised Pulido for his generous act, and a lot were hoping to help him.

Photo Ayla Conda

“Nag-usap kami na food na lang daw po ang kailangan niya kasi hindi na raw muna siya tutuloy umuwi ng Leyte kasi wala rin daw hanapbuhay doon, iniisip niya yung pang araw-araw ng 3 little girls niya kung uuwi siya na walang trabaho,” said Ayla Conda in the Facebook group, ‘Quarantine Tribute Tips’. Members of the said group decided to help Pulido in any way they can, so that he can soon go home to his family, or at least be able to send them money soon.

Photo Ayla Conda

Apparently, Pulido recently landed a job in Quezon city, but is still in need of food and other daily needs. The group aims to give him the food he needs, and intends to give him half of the collected money, while half will go to his family in Leyte. Pulido helped the couple without expecting anything in return, but the internet has made everything possible and he is now getting the help he most needed the past months.