Netizen Shares Experience How Bayanihan Works in Helping Marawi-Bound Soldiers for Their Excess Baggage

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Concerned netizen and considered as one of the defenders of Pres. Rody Duterte, on social media, Eric Clark Su, shared an emotional experience on how Bayanihan works in helping Marawi-bound soldiers with their excess baggage. At the same time, on their way to Davao City, two of them will be deployed to Marawi City. A certain Inday Rakel originally posted the story shared by Erik Clark Su.See Also: Results of the Viral AirAsia Story, the Company Responded Positively

According to Inday Rakel, the three soldiers bound for Davao City showcased their humility while in a queue for their AirAsia flight last July 18, 2017. They were without complaints when they were told that they had excess baggage, and they also tried to arrange their stuff, but still there were 7kgs. excess in one of the soldiers.

Inday Rakel, who happened to be on the same flight, chatted with the soldiers and felt the need to talk to the supervisor so they could be granted a little privilege.

During the conversations with the soldiers and while Inday Rakel talked with the supervisor, some good samaritan and kind-hearted passengers stepped out. They offered their extra weight to our soldiers. With that experience, Su’s heart melted as he shared that he was captivated by these passengers’ generosity and kindness.

Here’s the Emotional Story of Inday Rakel, as Shared by Eric Clark Su:

I was on queue for my AirAsia flight bound to Davao tonight (18-7-17) with flight no. Z2615. Ahead of me were 3 humble soldiers. When their turn came to check their luggage in, the lads got an excess with their luggage weight. The staff somehow, did her job efficiently and followed the airline’s protocol. 

So our 3 men without any complaints, stepped back and went to the side and sort their stuff out. But even if how hardly they tried, still there was a 7 kgs. excess in one of the soldiers’. Upon looking at their things, all we can see were their combat uniforms, which got me sooo curious and started to chat with them. 1 passenger suggested to have it cargoed but they cant do it as they have to travel straight to Cotabato and 2 of them are to head to Marawi. 

After learning where they are bound to, I felt like the need to talk to the Supervisor. I mean, these men are risking their lives for our security, our peace, our freedom… cant they be granted with lil bit of privilege? at least a free 7kgs luggage?

Before I went around to try to look for the Supervisor, kind hearted passengers started to offer their extra weight for our soldiers. With that, my heart melted. I was really captivated by the generosity and kindness these passengers shown. It was literally like Filipinos in Bayanihan. And when it was my turn, luckily enough with an extra 2kgs free, the soldier’s shoes filled my rucksack in.

I am blessed to somehow help them with their luggage, and that was a little thank you for the bigger job they are doing. But, we are even blessed to have these men who are ready to die for our freedom, for our land. Even if they were so called “men in uniform”, they remained humble and followed simple airline rules. True heroes not just in war, but as an abiding citizens. Filipino citizens who deserve better at least for an extra few luggage weight.

Cheers to our heroes! Our soldiers!

May all our airlines give somehow a lil bit consideration esp. to them who sacrifice for our country.

God bless the Philippines!

Inday Rakel

Source: Erik Clark Su FB Page

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