Kind strangers come in different forms; sometimes as a Grab driver.
Anica Velarde Espinosa has finally found the Grab car driver who speedily brought her to the hospital to see her dying son for the last time.
On Sunday, April 2, Anica Velarde Espinosa, who was searching for the car driver who helped her speed through the traffic to be with her dying son in the hospital, shared a post on her Facebook page hoping to meet the driver again; so she can personally give thanks for his kind deed when she desperately needed to rush to the hospital for his son.
“Siya po kase ang pinadala sa akin ng Panginoon nung time na nag-aagaw buhay na ang anak ko. Kauuwi ko lang ng bahay galing hospital nang biglang tumawag ang bantay sa anak ko na bumagsak na ang Respiratory rate ni Sean sa 11,” she wrote in her post.
Espinosa at that time hurriedly booked in a car-booking app– Grab Car to go back to the hospital. Fate was so kind when the private vehicle sent was Grape Rufon Fernandez driving it. While in the car, she was weeping and told the driver that her son was dying.
With Fernandez overhearing his passenger talking with someone on the phone while crying, he drove fast while honking with hazard light flashing to signal an emergency.
From Cainta to Banawe Quezon City, they were able to reach the hospital in 32 minutes which permitted her to see her beloved son before passing away.
“Tumakbo ako sa ICU at naabutan ko pa mga huling sandali na humihinga ang anak ko. Salamat Kuyang Driver. Napakabuti nyo po. Ang tagpo na yun na naabutan ko pa anak ko ay di ko malilimutan kasama na po kayo,” Anica’s heartfelt message to the driver.
Interestingly, netizens had more reasons to admire Fernandez because of his refusal to accept the P1,000 transportation fare in exchange of what he advised her to do, “Mam, lakasan nyo lang po ang loob nyo at ok na ako.”
Kuya.. HInahanap po kita sa FB di po kita ma-search.. SYa po kase ang pinadala sa akin ng Panginoon nung time na…
Anica Espinosa was very thankful that she was able to meet Grape Rufon Fernandez again. “Salamat po sa Diyos at ang mga hinahanap ko ay nakikita ko… Salamat po sa mga netizens din na nag-share para ma-meet ko po uli siya.. Dumalaw na po si Grab Angel sa wake ni Sean… At sobrang ang saya po namin nung magkita kami.. Maraming Maraming Salamat po kuya Grape.. Sana dumami pa po ang katulad ninyo..,” she shared on her recent post on Tuesday April 4, 2017.
May you find eternal peace Sean. Condolences to the family.