Karla Estrada made her non-showbiz boyfriend, Jam Ignacio, extra proud after her son, Daniel Padilla, recently went viral for showing kindness to a tricycle driver who accidentally bumped into his luxury car.
The road mishap happened in Fairview, Quezon City last Wednesday, August 12. As seen in the now-viral clips uploaded on Facebook by Jessica De Vera Tamayo and Reynaldo Duron, the young actor remained calm throughout the incident, and, in an even more surprising move, handed monetary aid to the tricycle driver involved.
“Nagpapaliwanag naman po ng mabuti ang driver at humihingi ng patawad dahil hindi daw niya sadya,” Tamayo recalled in a statement to INQUIRER.net.
“Nagulat po ‘yung driver at mga kasamahan nito nang biglang may ibinigay na pera si Daniel Padilla kay manong driver,” she added. “Ang akala kasi niya ay pagbabayarin siya dahil sa nadulot ng pagkabunggo sa sasakyan niya.”
Following the incident, fans of Daniel flocked to Karla's page to praise her for being a great mother. Among them was her boyfriend, who told the Magandang Buhay host: "Behind [a] great superstar is a great woman!"
A Twitter user wrote: "Well hearing about Daniel Padilla's generosity is the news that I want to hear after a long tiring day. Karla Estrada definitely did a perfect job in raising DJ. Not only he was blessed with good looks but with a loving and humble heart."
Another said: "I always think that ang swerte ni Tita Karla Estrada to have Daniel as her son. Look how well-mannered Daniel Padilla is. Kahit na sobrang sikat na niya, hindi nagbago, hindi lumaki ang ulo. Hinahangaan at patuloy na minamahal dahil sa ugaling meron siya."
Meanwhile, also on Twitter, Karla assured worried fans that her son came out of the accident unscathed.
"Guys, okay si DJ. Kaunting gasgas lang sa sasakyan. At siyempre, everybody happy! No problem! Tuloy ang buhay!" she wrote.
Daniel is Karla's son with her former partner, actor Rommel Padilla.