Asia’s Sweetheart Heart Evangelista-Escudero could no longer control her emotions and started crying on cam after seeing the happiness in the face of family Asuncion despite their poor situation.
The actress and host cooked sardines for the family.
In the Kapuso Reality show Follow Your Heart, Heart interviewed the family and found out that elders in the family has already stopped schooling to give way for their younger siblings.
The elders, however, plan to go back to school if they can save money for school.
Asuncion family does not use gas or stove to cook their food, and so Heart was also challenged to cook with charcoal.
The Asia’s Sweetheart praised their smiles despite their struggles. She also saw the closeness of the family – bigger kids taking care of the smaller ones.
Later on tears flowed from her eyes.
“Actually, ayaw kong umiyak kasi ayaw ko ‘yung pakiramdam, ayaw ko ‘yung isipin ko na naaawa ‘yung mga tao sa kanila kasi masaya naman sila sa ganun eh.
[Actually, I do not want to cry because I do not like that feeling, I do not want to think people pity them because they are happy people despite their status.]
“Hindi ko lang maramdaman ‘yung dalawang dalaga bilang isang ina.
[I just can’t feel those two girls as a mother.]
“Sobrang bait nila, sobrang saya nilang pamilya.
[They are very nice, happy family.]
“Lesson lang siguro ito para sa lahat sa atin kasi ang dami nating ikino-complain, sinasabing ganito.
[It must be a lesson for everybody because we complain too much.]
Heart further discloses that we then to think about what other people would say but this family is happy despite their condition in life.
Follow Your Heart is a Philippine reality show broadcasted by GMA Network every Sundays at 5PM.