Ian de Leon, son of superstar Nora Aunor and actor Christopher de Leon, saved a 10-year-old boy who was hit by a speeding motorcycle in Parañaque City on Easter Sunday, March 27.
Kristine Madrigal Sarmiento, mother of the victim identified as Ethan, took to social media on how to personally contact and thanked the actor who saved her son.
Mrs. Sarmiento said that the actor was the only person who helped her son while others just passed by and looked at her child.
“Does anyone know how to get in touch with Ian de Leon, the actor and son of Nora Aunor and Christopher de Leon?
“I would like to personally thank him for rushing my son, Ethan, to the emergency room after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle.
“He was the only one who came to the rescue of a total stranger, while all the other people just passed by and looked at my bloody 10-year-old helpless son, who was alone when the incident happened.
“Such an act of kindness should be emulated by everyone!
“Not too many good Samaritans around anymore.
“Please help me get in touch with him.”
On March 28, Ian later responded through his Instagram.
“Maraming salamat po mam Juliet!Nagkataon lang po siguro na nandun ako nung nangyari yung accidente, kahit sino naman po ang nasa lugar ko, gagawin rin po ang nagawa ko. God bless po!” Ian said.
Multi-awarded broadcaster Boy Abunda said in his late night show “Tonight With Boy Abunda” aired ober ABS-CBN that
Ian was inside a restaurant when he saw the commotion.
“People have different reactions about this incident.
In most cases, pag may nakita tayong aksidente, ayaw nating makialam dahil baka madamay tayo. Pero si Ian lumabas talaga sya para tumulong. God bless you!” said Abunda.
Maribel Aunor, aunt of Ian, has reposted the full message of the actor on Facebook.
“Thank you all for your kind words! Our good Lord knows how grateful I am that he used me as his tool to help out our poor 10 yr old brother, Ethan, who was hit by a speeding rider.
“Any one could have done the same thing. It just so happened that I was placed where I was when someone needed me most.
“But more importantly, let’s just all focus on Ethan’s speedy recovery, by saying our own intentional prayers that he may recover 100% at the soonest possible time, let’s all pray for his family, so that all their worries and anxieties will all be lifted upon our good Lord Jesus!