|Lai, Lyka, Fraulein and Ezra Arcena|
This is the Arcena Family. I met them his afternoon: a day after my birthday and four days after my blackberry was lost.
Fraulein is a waiter in one of the restaurants that I had a meeting in four days ago. He found my phone and waited for it to ring so he could return it to me. Unfortunately, I always turn my phone on silent mode whenever I am in a meeting so it was silently rung inside his locker.
After two days and no call, he brought the phone home (he is clueless as to how to operate a Blackberry) and asked one of his daughters to try to get in touch with me.
I received an unexpected SMS this morning asking as to where and what time should they return the phone today. I wanted to do it early that morning but they said they had church service. I patiently waited this afternoon.
Yes, I got my phone back and they wouldn't accept any money in return. I offered early dinner but they wouldn't accept either. I thanked them several times and Fraulein said, "Wag muna kami ang pasalamatan niyo, Ma'am...yung nasa itaas po." ("Don't thank us first, Ma'am...thank the One up above.")
I know this may not seem interesting to a lot of people, but I seldom meet people who are honest and gracious. This is a reminder that the the world still has beautiful human beings.
I hope you all had a good weekend.