MANILA -- The Araneta Group of Companies (AGC) recently gave a cash bonus to a pizza delivery boy after going viral on social media for buying bread to share with the homeless amid the lockdown.
Cebuano pizza rider Raymond Papellero of Pizza Hut received P100,000 from Philippine Pizza Inc. in a simple ceremony at Araneta City last April 17.
Philippine Pizza Inc., the franchisee of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Dairy Queen in the country, is part of the AGC.
"Mr. Papellero's generosity is very much in line with the Araneta Group's commitment to give back to the community, and this cash award is a sincere appreciation of his benevolence," Chacha Junio, chief operating officer of Philippine Pizza Inc., said in a statement.
For his part, Papellero said he hopes to inspire other people to "also share their blessings with the poor, especially during these difficult times."
Papellero was praised by netizens by using his hard-earned tips from Pizza Hut customers to buy bread for people he encounters in his delivery routes.
The owner of the bakery where he buys bread shared his kindness on social media, with the post immediately going viral.
"For as long as I’m able to, I will keep on doing this every day," Papellero said as he promised to continue buying and handing out bread to those in need.