It may surprise many people that there is such a day as “World Kindness Day” – and that is today, Nov. 13.
In the Filipino culture, kindness is a value that is known by many names, one of them “bayanihan.” Since the Philippines is located on the typhoon belt, where typhoons blow in at least 20 times a year, where volcanoes rumble and erupt, and where earthquakes shake quiet communities, overflowing kindness has kept people’s hopes up, and saved many from further harm.
So many acts of kindness were performed at the height of the pandemic. To cite a few:
The community pantry started by a woman named Patricia Non where the only rule was to take what you need and to give what you can share. The concept spread like wildfire, giving people a concrete idea on how to make a personal act of kindness count.
Many nameless motorists volunteered to drive the medical frontliners to their work