A doctor shared on Facebook about his heartwarming experience in a supermarket after his duty on April 3.
Dr. Arnel Jowjow Manayon Jumayao went to buy groceries at Robinsons Eastwood after his 24-hour duty.
“Forgive me for I was wearing my unironed scrubs from work. Don’t worry, it was a clean pair. ”, Dr. Arnel refers to the medical clothes he’s wearing at that time.
“The queue at the counter was a tad long but I fell in line just like the usual”, when he went to pay his groceries.
While waiting for his turn, the supermarket manager approached him, grabbed his grocery basket and guided him to an open counter, “Doc, dito po kayo sa priority counter,” the manager told him. He was hesitant and worried to make a scene since everyone on the lane was patiently waiting for their turn.
“Naku po ma’am, hindi na po. Malapit na din naman ako sa counter”, he replied. But the supermarket manager insisted and carried his basket to the closed counter.
He was still hesitant to leave his spot as he looked back at the others who fell in line and waiting for their turn.
“However, all of them smiled and what seemed like a “go signal” for me to go ahead. The lady in front of me even said “Sige na, Doc. Mauna na po kayo maraming salamat po sa ginagawa ninyo”, he said.
The supermarket manager also thanked him for what he does for the country. The words hit right to his heart. He walked out of the supermarket smiling and holding his tears. “Promise naiyak ako,” he shared.
“Hindi ko po inakala ganito pala kagaan sa loob pag sa harap mo mismo naramdaman na inaapreciate ka.”, he confessed about the appreciation he experienced at that moment.
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“Hanep! Sarap ng feeling makarinig ng ganyan lalo na pag pagod ka. Yung pasasalamat ninyo ay bukod tanging nagpapatibay sa amin. Lalo pa namin galingan at paghuhusayan yung ginagawa namin. Lalo namin gagampanan ang sinumpaan namin bilang isang manggagamot at lalo namin titibayan ang loob namin para sa inyo,” he shared his joy. He promised to do his best as a health worker and will stay strong in this trying time.