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Student Asks Driver If She Could Pay with a Rag, Goes Viral for Determination

She sells rags to earn extra money for school and to help her parents who are also rag sellers. And this girl hardworking young lady would soon go viral as netizens admired her determination to go to school despite the hardships she faces in life.

In a viral post shared on Facebook page All about the Philippines, a video of the young girl taken at a jeep earned admiration, with many netizens wishing her well. Many encouraged her to continue with her studies despite the difficulties she experiences because she has a better chance at having a better future if she finishes her studies.

In the post, the uploader narrated that they were stuck in traffic when a girl rode the jeep. She was wearing a school uniform but carrying a bundle of rags in her hand. It turned out that she doesn’t have money yet as she was not able to sell any rag.

SIYA: Manong! Mag kano po yung pamasahe hanggang libis po? (Mahinang pagkakasabi)

DRIVER: Otso

SIYA: Pwede po bang basahan nalang?

DRIVER: *Tumango *

Thankfully, the kind driver agreed to let her pay with the rag! Kudos, Manong Driver! But the other passengers who were listening to the conversation quickly offered to help.

MANONG: Ay sige ako na * sabay kuha ng pera sa bulsa*

SIYA: Ay, salamat po!

DRIVER: Ay sige wag na..

SIYA: Salamat po!!

MANONG: Magkano ba yang basahan?

SIYA: Sampo lang po.

MANONG: *Binigyan siya ng bente pesos*

SIYA: Wala po akong panukli

MANONG: Sige iha, sayo na yan wag mo na suklian

SIYA: Salamat po!

BABAE: Magkano yan ineng?

SIYA: sampo po.

BABAE: Oh! Ito *binigay ang bente* sayo nayan.

The video uploader was happy to witness these kind people helping this young girl out. The woman who gave her some money asked more about her and learned that she studies at Tala High School in Caloocan but also sells rags on the side to help augment the family’s meager income.

Here’s the video:

Share ko lang po yung karanasan ko kaninaSo, kanina late na po ako and traffic pa.At nung nasa bandang LA FORTEZA na po kami Biglang may isang studyante babae na may dala'dalang basahan ang sumakay na kumuha ng aking atensiyon. SIYA: Manong! Mag kano po yung pamasaheHanggang libis po? (Mahinang pagkakasabi)DRIVER: otsoSIYA: pwde po bang basahan nalang?DRIVER: * tumango *MANONG: aysige ako na * sabay kuha ng pera sa bulsa*SIYA: ay, salamat po!DRIVER: aysige wag na..SIYA: salamat po!!MANONG: magkano ba yang basahan?SIYA: sampo lang po.MANONG: *binigyan siya ng bente pesos*SIYA: wala po akong panukliMANONG: sige iha, sayo na yan wag mo na suklianSIYA: salamat po!BABAE: magkano yan ineng?SIYA: sampo po.BABAE: oh! Ito *binigay ang bente* sayo nayan.~ Pagkatapos ay kinausap po siya ni manang na katabi niya po. Sabi niya nag- aaral daw po siya saTala High. at ang kaniyang mga magulang ay nag titinda lang din po ng basahan.So, ayun🙈 nakakaiyak na nakakatuwa lang pona di siya huminto sa pag aaral kundi pinag sasabay niya ang pag aaral habang nag titinda ng basahan. Eh yung iba nga saatin ay pa chill chill lang at sagana pero nagagawa paring mag cutting classes at yung iba pa diyan tinatamad pumasok. Sana gayahain natin si ate gurl and sana maging insirasyon siya sating mga studyante.💕 diko pinost ito para sa LIKES.Pinost ko ito para naman maging isang inpirasyon sa mga estudyanteng katulad ko at para nadin matulungan si ate gurl. Sana hipuin ang inyong mga puso at matulungan si ate kahit pang baon lang or gamit sa school💕✨ So, Hello ate gurl ingat ka parati😉 kung sino ka man po. Pagpatuloy mo lang yan, aral ka pong mabuti ikaw din aani ng pag sisikap mo para sa future. GOD BLESS!!♡♡♡#KMJS

Posted by All about the Philippines on Tuesday, 18 September 2018

“So, ayun🙈 nakakaiyak na nakakatuwa lang po na di siya huminto sa pag aaral kundi pinag sasabay niya ang pag aaral habang nag titinda ng basahan. Eh yung iba nga saatin ay pa chill chill lang at sagana pero nagagawa paring mag cutting classes at yung iba pa diyan tinatamad pumasok. Sana gayahain natin si ate gurl and sana maging insirasyon siya sating mga studyante.💕 diko pinost ito para sa LIKES,” the video uploader explained.

Pinost ko ito para naman maging isang inspirasyon sa mga estudyanteng katulad ko at para nadin matulungan si ate gurl. Sana hipuin ang inyong mga puso at matulungan si ate kahit pang baon lang or gamit sa school💕✨

The video uploader also had some words of encouragement for the young lady.

“So, Hello ate gurl ingat ka parati😉 kung sino ka man po. Pagpatuloy mo lang yan, aral ka pong mabuti ikaw din aani ng pag sisikap mo para sa future. GOD BLESS!!”

Image credits: All about the Philippines / Facebook

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