MANILA, Philippines – Superstar Nora Aunor said that she was very proud and happy of how her son Ian de Leon helped a 10-year-old boy named Ethan, who was hit by a speeding motorcycle.
In an interview with ABS-CBN Wednesday, March 30, Nora said, “Proud ako. Siyempre kasama kami doon dahil anak ko iyon. Kung anong magandang ginawa ng anak ko, siyempre kasama na lahat buong pamilya.”
(I’m very proud of him. Of course we’re part of it because he’s my son. The nice deed that my son did brought honor to the family.)
Nora also said that she has yet to speak with her son.
On Sunday, March 27, Ethan’s mother Kristine Madrigal Sarmiento took to Facebook to thank Ian for rushing her son to the emergency room. She was trying to get in touch with Ian, saying, “Such an act of kindness should be emulated by everyone! Not too many Good Samaritans around anymore.”
Kristine said that her son went through surgery and had been recovering after the accident.
On his Instagram post dated Monday, March 28, followers praised him for his deed and he replied, “Maraming salamat po [Ma’am] Juliet! Nagkataon lang po siguro na nandun po ako nung nangyari ang [aksidente], kahit sino naman po ang nasa lugar ko, gagawin rin po ang nagawa ko. God bless po.”
(Thank you very much, Ma’am Juliet! It just so happened that I was there when the accident happened, but anyone in my place would probably had done what I did. God bless you.)