One Selfless Act
Aside from people who loves us and would gladly take an extra mile of sacrifice, what will make a complete stranger become a hero or heroine to your eyes?
Is a cape or a costume important? Or maybe super powers to leap and save a person from a rushing bus?
Or just any kindness that comes from that person’s heart not knowing he saved a life?
Let me tell you something that touched my heart and made me think, “What will I do if I’m on her situation?”
I met a stranger on a bus one rainy night on my way home. She was shivering; her dress was wet because of the rain. I moved the air conditioner away from her and asked her if she’s okay.
“Yeah,” she slowly smiled.
We we’re silent for a moment and my eyes caught the extra sheet on her folder. It was a resume and it was all wet. She managed to save it but it was already smudged.
“From interview?” I asked.
“Yes, it’s hard to find a job right now in the middle of calamities and with so many competitions," she answered.
To kill the time, I asked her few questions that might help her find the right company for her. In the middle of our conversation, I found out she was already hired by one company as an Admin Assistant and was offered a good starting salary.
She told me that only two of them were chosen to make it to the final list. She was the one who was favoured to take the job – but she backed out.
What changed her mind was that, during the long wait on the lobby for the final interview, the other applicant just mentioned to her how he needed the job to feed his family. He has kids and he’s gone a long way of applying and interviews.
So when she was congratulated by the Hiring Manager, she calmly declined the offer and suggests hiring the man instead of her.
Then she said to me, “He just need the job way more than I do... That man is a father and he has kids.”
I glanced at her and I can’t find any trace of regret or bitterness on her decision. Then she smiled.
I bet she doesn’t know how many lives she’d saved that time for making that choice. I was moved by the great heart of this girl giving one great opportunity to a stranger and made one life of a family much better.
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