Filipinos are taught, at an early age, that respecting the elderly is crucial to becoming decent human beings. Our senior citizens have lived through so many changes in their lives that youngsters should be respectful and acknowledge what experiences they had. Our culture condemns any kind of abuse directed towards the elderly. This is why a young man received a ton of backlash after a video of him disrespecting an old woman in a jeepney made rounds online.
The viral clip showed the young kid becoming more and more irritated at the elderly passenger in front of him. One netizen commented the alleged real story behind the viral clip. It turned out that the young man mistakenly took the change meant for the old woman, thinking it was his. He was suddenly accused of taking what wasn’t his and the old woman took out her phone and began recording.
Being filmed apparently irritated the youngster who swat the woman’s phone out of her hand. The boy was immediately reprimanded by the other rider seated beside him so he picked the phone and returned it to the woman.
After a few seconds, the young man motioned as if he was about to hit the senior citizen but just alighted the jeepney. A majority of the comments of this viral video criticized the boy’s actions. Some said that identifying the one at fault doesn’t matter because there is no reason for anyone to disrespect the elderly.
But some also gave the young kid the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he was just too overcome by his emotions then so he did what he did. One netizen reminded everyone to just respect one another, whether young or old.
Watch how the male passenger lost his temper in the video available here:
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Posted by Concern mo Post Mo on Friday, January 19, 2018
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