What could be grander than serenading one's beloved with a song written just for her?
This was what aspiring model Arron Cadawas had planned to do to on February 18 to celebrate his anniversary with girlfriend Antonette Espiritu.
A few days prior to their big day, Cadawas had already planned a grand surprise for his girlfriend. He wanted to serenade her before a sea of people in McKinley Hill with a song he composed himself.
"Anniversary namin ng girlfriend ko, gusto kong maging kakaiba. That's why I wrote a song for her," Cadawas said.
However, the night before their anniversary, Cadawas's throat began to hurt, making it difficult for him to sing the next day.
To salvage his surprise, he sought help from friends on social media to look for a singer the morning before the surprise.
Cadawas' friends shared his post until it reached people who willingly offered their talents, like Giu Comia, who volunteered to sing in Cadawas’ place.
"Noong nabasa ko 'yong post ni Arron, nakita ko 'yong sense of urgency. Sobrang panic na siya," Comia said.
TV and event host Bea Benedicto also volunteered to stream Cadawas' grand gesture live on her Facebook page.
"Nakita ko kasi 'yong post ni Arron, and I wanted to help out in some way that I could," Benedicto said.
"When someone asks me for help, I try to respond as fast as I can, especially if it's an urgent thing. You gotta help out!" she added.
As Cadawas’ friends continued to share his Facebook post, more and more people came in to help. Influencers and celebrities such as Richard Juan and Arisse de Santos, for instance, used their Facebook pages to spread the word.
Bactidol, the sore throat brand, also caught wind of Cadawas’ story and decided to help quickly by providing him with oral antiseptic.
When the big day came, Cadawas’ friends were able to stage a romantic surprise for Espiritu.
Giu and a friend performed the song, another friend took care of the bouquet of flowers, and Benedicto captured the priceless moment with her phone.
When people say “Sagot Kita,” all good things can come out of it. So when Cadawas called out for help, his friends, even strangers, and Bactidol quickly came calling. And that made all the difference.
Watch the video of the surprise here:
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