No matter what kind of help you give to other people, it will surely make you feel good. That feeling is what psychologists call “helper’s high”. Helper’s high is another term for the feeling that people usually get after doing an act of kindness.
One particular act of kindness had gone viral recently on Facebook. Greenpeace Philippines shared a post wherein an old man receives help and gifts from a group of bikers called Bikers United Marshall.
The old man was found biking along EDSA without safety and protective gear and was gifted with a new helmet and a vest from the said group.
Greenpeace Philippines captioned their post “Nakaaantig ng puso! ‘Di naman gusto ng ilan sa ating mga kababayan ang magbisikleta nang walang helmet at iba pang proteksyon, ngunit sila ay napipilitan dahil sa kawalan ng accessible na transportasyon at dahil na rin sa kagustuhang maghanapbuhay.”
After realizing the sad reality that not everyone can afford to protect themselves, Greenpeace Philippines urged the netizens to support the government’s programs and policies. “Suportahan ang mga programa tungo sa maayos na disenyo ng ating mga lungsod, para sa mas maunlad na pamumuhay ng mga nasa kalagayan ni Manong at ng bawat Filipino,” they wrote.
The act of kindness that Bikers United Marshall had shown touched the hearts of many people and inspired them to do more good deeds towards less fortunate people.
Bikers United Marshall did not get the chance to know the name of the old man. The group said they wanted to give the old man more help and assistance, but they could no longer find him.
“Ngayong may mabuting loob na gustong tumulong sa kanila, di namin alam saan sila hahanapin. Konting tulong lang po para makatulong tayo sa kanila. Salamat. Pls share,” said the Bikers United Marshalls.