- Alden Richards acknowledged how he used to live in the past.
- He expressed his dismay on people who questioned the authenticity of his kindness.
- Alden chose to remain an advocate for mental health, education and hoped that he inspired the homeless through Habitat for Humanity.
Alden Richards went on an interview with Abante Tonite during a facebook live. He acknowledged how he used to live in the past and expressed his dismay in people’s disbelief regarding his genuine kindness. According to the former Victor Magtanggol star, his generosity came from his personal experiences.
He recounted how he used to ride with garbage trucks back in his childhood days.
Alden treasured these priceless moments.
Richards noted that he treasured the memory of him riding with the garbage trucks. He added that he won’t forget those times of his life.
“‘Yun po ‘yung parang isa sa mga priceless moments sa buhay ko na hindi ko ipagpapalit. Hindi ko po ipagpapalit struggles, ‘yung mga paghihirap po namin, ‘yung kahirapan po namin.”
“Kasi sobrang laking factor po ‘yun ng kung sino po ako ngayon, kung anong klaseng tao po ako ngayon. Ang pinaka-mantra ko po kasi sa buhay ko ngayon, ‘yung pinakasinusunod ko pong prinsipyo is yung pagiging sympathetic to the people. Yung ‘pag tiningnan mo sila, ‘yung mga tao na mas nakakababa, alam mo ‘yung feeling.”
Alden enjoyed helping people who he can relate to. He, then, reminisced the moments when he and his family had nothing.
“So, ‘pag ako nakakita ng ganung klaseng tao, ‘yun talaga ‘yung mga tinutulungan ko ng walang question. ‘Yung buong team ko, agree naman sa akin on that aspect. Kasi alam ko ‘yung feeling na ‘pag sa pag-aaral, wala kang pang-tuition. Kahit gustong gusto mong mag-aral pero wala kang pang-tuition. ‘Yung gusto mong sumama sa field trip pero wala kayong pambayad. ‘Yung gusto mong bumili ng laruan pero hanggang hawak ka na lang sa toy store.”
He, then noted that his generosity came from his personal experiences when he was still a kid.
“Those small things na fragments ng memories ko nung when I was young makes me who I am now. ‘Yung generosity ko po dun siguro nanggagaling. Sa experiences ko po nung bata ako, kaya sobrang precious po sa kin nun. ‘Yung panahong wala kami.”
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Richards acknowledged that others think his kindness is fake. He, however, wouldn’t let the judgment hinder who he really is.
“Siguro po ‘yung sobrang bait ko po, minsan… tingin na po nila sa akin kaplastikan na. Sobrang showbiz and I can’t blame… Mas kilala naman po ako ng mga taong malapit sa akin… Parang ‘di ko na po matitigil ‘yung judgment, eh. It’s always there. It’s just that ako po, ‘di ko po hahayaan na hadlang ‘yung to be who I am…”
Alden remains to be an advocate for mental health, education and hopes to inspire the homeless through Habitat for Humanity.