Saludo kami sa’yo! Cop touches the heart of netizens for buying all the bananas of an old street vendor

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A cop caught the attention of millions of social media users because of his habit of helping people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Police Lieutenant Jojo Paguia has gone viral on the internet after a photo of him helping an old banana vendor was reuploaded by several pages on social media.

Paguia narrated how he met the old banana vendor from Calamba, Laguna, walking under the scorching heat of the sun to make a living.

According to him, he couldn’t bear to ignore the vendor and decided to buy all the bananas being carried by the latter.

The police officer gave the old vendor 500 pesos and some relief goods in exchange of all the bananas.

“Natiyempuhan ko uli si tatang hindi ko kayang tiisin na hindi pakyawin lahat ng kanyang paninda kahit hindi ko naman talaga dapat bilhin. Sabi ko sa kanya “bigyan ko na lang kayo ng 500 akin na lang lahat ng dala nyo” kahit iilang piling lang naman na bubot na saging sabay abot ng 500 pesos at bigas na may noodles,” Paguia wrote on his Facebook post.

“Ang pakyawin lahat ng dala niya ang magpapatigil sa kanya sa pagbubuhat. Ang iba kasi inaabutan lang siya ng pera. Ganun din, magpapagod uli si tatang. Ayon sa ilang nagkukuwento may mga pagkakataon na nahihimatay si tatay sa paglalako. Siya ay tubong Calamba lang na iniikot ang mga barangay sa paglalako,” he added.

On one Facebook page, Paguia received 220,000 likes and 125,000 shares on social media.

“Snappy salute sir jojo paguia…. civilian pa lang po ako noon saludo na ako sa kabutihan nyo sa akin at eto muling napatunayan ang kabutihan at kababaang loob mo sa kapwa…God bless sir,” netizen Crisostomo Anak ng Sorbetero said.

“Sana lahat ng pulis katulad nyo,” Ma Leonila Madeja commented.

Exemplified gestures of loving your neighbors..may you have a hundredfold return of blessings on your good deeds sir..GOD has seen your kind heart..much has been given and you have much to be required and you will acquire,” Ptr Jaime Delos Sans Jr. remarked.

Photo from Jojo Paguia’s Facebook page

This is not the first time that Paguia helped people that he met during the pandemic and posting daily about his good deeds.

Just recently, Paguia helped a homeless family and gave them relief goods.

The good samaritan also narrated in one of his social media posts that he also experienced to sell things during his youth to make a living and finish studies.

“Hindi ko mapigilang i-share ang picture na ito. Minsan sa parte ng aming kamusmusan dinanas naming magkakapatid ang ganitong buhay na siyang nagpatatag sa amin upang magsumikap na makapagtapos nang pag-aaral at ito ay hindi ko ikinahihiya. Ala-alang napakasarap balikan kung papaano hinarap ang kahirapan at hindi sinukuan,” he said.

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