Her former classmate reached out to her through Instagram, and apologized for the unfair treatment back in their earlier days in University Sto. Tomas High School.
The self-confessed former bully wrote: “Hi Angel, you probably don't remember me but I used to not like you back in USTHS. I remember I bullied you before (when there was such thing as 'kabogan'). I want you to know (while I am watching your movies in Netflix) that I am extremely amazed by how good an actress you are!"
The sender went on to apologize to the actress, who replied “Hello! mga bata pa tayo nun hehe :) Your message made me smile. Salamat.
"Pasensya na rin kung may nagawa ako para hindi mo ako magustuhan. Sabi nga nila, it takes two to tango. So ayun :) pasensya na. Ingat lagi!"
Angel noted that it’s never too late to forgive your high school bullies. “I'm quite moved by this. Sharing this to you guys in case kailangan nyo :) At some point in our lives, we've all been bullied, and we've all been bullies. But as a wise Beatle once wrote, 'Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.'"
Angel ended her post with a good reminder for those who were ever bullied or who treated someone badly in their younger days, “If you have the chance to apologize to someone you've hurt, take it. And if someone asks for your forgiveness, give it to them. In either case, if your efforts are sincere, you'll never regret it."
This story was translated from Filipino to English, and originally appeared on Pep.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors