They say we’ve become a cruel and heartless society. They argue that we think more of ourselves than others and would literally step over someone lying helpless and hopeless in the street just so we don’t have to get involved. Even worse, said behavior has become a cultural staple around the world, where beggars and other street people prey on citizens for money…and more.
What Would You Do If You Saw This?
No one even stopped…
Is this human behavior?
Some just “looked” at the baby…
Laberito, who posted the photos on his Facebook, and he states:
“There I was, camera–celfone rather, in hand turning around the corner when I saw the child. You see, only recently I’ve been taking pictures of whatever sight was in front of me strolling around Manila though not that many. So there I was, and for several seconds the baby lay there on the floor not dying but rather sound asleep. The passers-by having seen too many too much of street children and beggars knew already how to react: they just walked away. After having finished taking the photos I then asked some familiar faces in the crowd, people who actually lived near those stairs, as to where the parent of that baby was. Lo and behold, a woman somewhat bedraggled with dirty clothes on showed up and immediately carried the baby away. All of this in a span of seconds. I bought the child food, by the way, four days ago and he’s still living in the streets the very bed to sleep in he ever knew.“
How sad, what has happened to us? Have we become so callous and cold-hearted? Let every one of us help try and pick up the pieces, always remembering that charity starts with ourselves. Let’s open our own hearts to the helpless and vulnerable members our communities.
Photos credit: Facebook | AJ Laberinto