Instead of holding a grand reception, a Filipino couple in who recently tied the knot would rather put their money to good use and personally donated personal protective equipment at a hospital after their nuptial ceremony.
Wilbert and Harlene Silverio were among the engaged couples whose wedding dates were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They were supposed to get hitched last April, just as the cases in the country were spiking and the government needed to impose a lockdown.
This might not have been their dream wedding, the two decided to push through and declare their love for each other and rescheduled.
According to the groom, “I have to make a bold decision to push through ‘yung wedding. Ako na lang din pala ‘yung iniintay niya na mag-decide.”
However, their plans weren’t just to be legalized! They also opted to show their appreciation to health workers who fight the virus and serve patients on the daily despite the risks.
“Sa kabila ng lahat na may pinagdadanan tayo, may pandemic po tayo, ma-push po ‘yung holy sacrament po ng kasal, ma-honor namin si God sa kasal namin,” said the bride.
In their wedding outfits, the generous couple further celebrated their union by personally handing out their donations to the hospital. Aside from PPEs, they also distributed grocery packages to medical frontliners.
Wilbert and Harlene shared that this is their way of thanksgiving and encouragement, which is deeply needed in this health crisis. Their gesture received positive feedback on social media.