The one legged and armless man that will change the way you look at life

Saturday, March 15, 2014

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Remember that quote, “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet”? I had my fair share of that line few days ago. I took a picture to share that moment with you. The man seems happy despite armless and walks practically jumping because he only has one leg. Seeing him is like seeing a thousand question marks stamp all over his body, one of those being - how does he eat?

When this man signaled his stop, I thought of telling the driver to let him pass and his fare be on me. But when he got off the jeepney he limped towards the driver’s side and told the driver to dug his pocket to get his fare. The jeepney driver hesitantly complied. I was thinking a thousand bad impressions toward the driver at that time, you too would do the same when you’re a witness and then, the driver said, “I can’t take this; because of you I thought I should be thanking God right now.” I know what the driver meant, the armless man nodded and thanked the driver and limped toward the road curb. 

Sometimes, out of the blue, life will throw you fits that will leave you speechless, that will let you contemplate that despite the malevolence of the world we live in - people like him will let you believe and restore your faith in humanity again.

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