At 2:30 pm yesterday, in the middle of a torrential downpour and flooding in Caloocan City, Philippines, something really cool happened. A young man, just turning 25, waited outside a police station.
His name’s Alwyn Cortez, and he wasn’t in trouble. He was waiting for some street kids he’d talked to earlier.
Today’s Alwyn’s birthday, and a few months ago he confided in me that he didn’t want presents this year. He wanted to share his birthday with street kids, and let them experience a stress-free day of fun and games, a good meal that filled them up to beyond full, and some of the luxuries that you and I take for granted.