- The student would peddle homemade ‘kakanin’ after school
- His picture has gone viral, heaping praises from people for his hard work
- Commenters praise his parents for his decent upbringing
MANILA, Philippines – While many students prefer to visit malls after (or even during) school, or watch television shows and argue to death who is more popular between ALDub and ‘Pastillas Girl’, this teenager from Marikina would rather help his parents sell ‘kakanin’ on a makeshift food cart.
The student remains unidentified but his heartwarming photo continue to strike a chord among netizens who praise him for being different from most of his fellow youths in this generation.
The image was uploaded on the Facebook fan page ‘Billy Crawford’ and has since gone viral earning more than 72,000 likes and 12,000 shares in just over seven hours.
“Karamihan sa mga kabataan ngayon ang daming reklamo at tinatamad bumangon sa umaga para mag-aral, pero hindi nyo ba alam na may ganyang Estudyante na pag tapos ng eskwela sakay agad sa bisikleta para maglako ng panindang gawa ng pamilya nya?” the photos’ caption read.
(Most of today’s youth complain a lot and are lazy to wake up each morning to go to school. But did you know that there is this student who, after school hours, would immediately ride his bicycle and peddle homemade foods?)
“Ang larawan ay kuha sa Marikina, isang huwaran ang estudyante na ‘to agree? anong masasabi nyo? share natin para mas maka inspire pa ng ibang estudyante na wag sayangin ang ginagastos ng magulang,” the post added.
(The photo was captured in Marikina, a model student indeed, would you agree? What can you say? Please share to inspire other students not to waste all the money their parents are spending for their studies.)
Many commenters were moved to tears by the touching image, praising whoever the boy’s parents are for his commendable upbringing.
“Mapalad ang mga amo sa iyo saludo ako guide ka ni God palagi at malayo marating mo anak,” one said. (Your parents are lucky to have you, son, I salute you and may God guide you always.)
Another also saw a bright future for someone who started young in business.
“Malayo mararating ni kuya masipag at maabelidad..Kung ako ung employer mas gsto ko ung maabelidad at masipag, bonus nalang pag matalino pa,” said another. (You will reach places because of your hard work and ability. If I will be your employer, I prefer someone who is smart and hardworking. Intelligence is just a bonus.)
But all are in agreement that the young man should serve as a model for all other students who would rather pass their time inside malls or movies with friends, instead of being productive.