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Viral pizza delivery rider believes in the kindness of the human spirit

The pizza delivery rider who has been giving away bread to people on the street has been lauded online for his act of kindness.

His employer, Pizza Hut, even rewarded him a P10,000 cheque to recognize his good deed.

But for Raymund Papellero, what he did was not enough to help those who are struggling to make ends meet amid the enhanced community quarantine.

"Hindi po talaga sapat 'yung binibigay ko sa kanila. Gusto ko lang talagang maka-survive din sila kahit ilang oras lang," he said in Rida Reyes' report for "24 Oras."

According to the Department of Finance, around 1.2 million workers have temporarily lost their jobs due to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Many families have found themselves depending on aid from the government just to eat every day.

A piece of bread may not be much, but Raymund knows that he is only one man of many. He has faith in humanity's capacity to give.

"Kumbaga pinagpe-pray ko na lang na sana after ko mamigay, sana may kasunod pa na katulad din sa 'kin na namimigay din ng pagkain," he said.

True enough, other delivery riders have been giving away free food and drinks just like him. Some of them were spotted handing out bags of food on Easter Sunday.

Many other incidents amid the public health crisis showed the kindness and generosity of the human spirit.

Good Samaritans paid groceries for fellow shoppers, set up mechanisms to donate to daily wage earners, and gave free rides to people trying to get home. --MGP, GMA News