A small act of kindness can go a long way, as Armando Colunga proved this week. The Texas resident saw a news story about dozens of immigrants who’d been discovered in the back of a truck in San Antonio. Colunga, a tow truck driver, decided to visit the 54 people, who were waiting to speak to authorities, CNN reported. He bought them seven pizzas from a nearby Little Caesars.
“Something just told me, I have to do this,” Colunga told San Antonio’s KSAT. According to the outlet, the group had been given water, but not food, before he brought over the pizzas. A trio of detectives and a firefighter at the scene helped distribute the food.
Colunga’s actions are a reminder that kindness doesn’t have to be motivated by politics. No matter what authorities decide about the reportedly undocumented immigrants, Colunga gave them a friendly face and a bite to eat, at least for one night.
“They’re not here to commit crime,” Colunga, whom CNN reports is of Mexican descent, told KSAT. “They’re here for a better life, to work. They’re harder-working people than some of our people here that are citizens.”
As for the group’s fate, San Antonio’s KENS 5 reported that one man, who may have been the driver, was arrested at the scene. The man may be charged with “felony human smuggling violations,” according to the outlet. Five people who were in the truck were taken to a hospital, and four of them had been released by Wednesday. The rest were sent to a detention center, and the investigation is ongoing, KENS 5 reported.
“It wasn’t for the attention,” Colunga told KSAT of his actions. “I just felt it was something I had to do. They’re all humans.”
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