The photo above should’ve made a spark in your heart. Who would forget the story of the selfless father Ryan Arebuabo who instantly became an internet sensation after a photo of him starving while looking at his children eat at a popular fast food chain captured netizens’ hearts? Surely, not you.
The story of Ryan will be the Father’s Day treat of ABS-CBN’s long-running drama anthology series MMK this Saturday and the role will be portrayed by Piolo Pascual.
Ryan, as per a DF Balita story, quickly went viral after Jhunnel Sarajan captured the moment wherein the family was kind of celebrating a graduation via a Jollibee meal, but only his daughters were eating for lack of money. Jhunnel posted the photo on his FB account.
“I can’t contain my emotion when I saw them in Jollibee. Walang kinakain si kuya, mapakain lang ang kanyang mga anak.” [The father wasn’t eating, just to feed his children], he posted.
It was later learned as per an ABS-CBN story that the father was a stroke victim and half of his body does not function well. He’s living in a 4-square meter shanty abode made out of rusty iron sheets and used plywood with his daughters.
After the story went viral, the family received assistance from several people.
Let’s take a look at this trailer by MMK: