A teacher was riding a jeep in Dasmariñas, Cavite with a vendor dad and his daughter when she overheard their conversation. She was so touched by the exchange that she snapped a photo of the two and shared their heartwarming conversation on Facebook. After the post went viral, she would find the two to learn more about their story…
Geli Fernandez Lagrimas shared the heartwarming snapshot after overhearing the two talking.
Photo credit: Facebook / Geli Fernandez Lagrimas
Kanina lang nakasakay ko sila, Katapat ko lang kaya halos naririnig ko ang kwentuhan nilang mag ama.
Anak: Pa, Huwag mo nako ihatid hanggang loob ng school magtinda ka nalang para makabenta ka marami.
Tatay: Hindi pwede nak, May nangunguha ng bata ngayon. Sige ka, Magkakaroon ka ng ibang tatay.
Anak: Sige tay hatid mo na ko. Pagkatapos ko sa school, Tulungan kita magtinda ha. Sana maubus lahat para marami tayong pera.
Tatay: Magaral ka mabuti nak ha.
Wala lang, Natutuwa lang ako sobra kapag nakakakita ako ng ganito. Saludo ako sa lahat ng tatay!! 💖
Hello pala sa tatay kong halos ganito din. Nagsikap para lang mapatunayan samen ang salitang tatay. Hindi madali sa kanila to, Dahil given na ang magtrabaho at kumayod para sa pamilya. Kahit pakiramdam nila pagod sila basta sa pamilya nila go parin. Sakripisyo, Pawis, Pagsusumikap. Kahit kailan hindi matutumbasan yon. Kaya salamat pa!! Makakabawi din kame sayo. 😊😊💕
While it was just a simple conversation between this dad and his daughter, it held so much love that the story would resonate across the internet. In just 2 weeks, the photo had garnered more than 101k reactions and over 31k shares on Facebook!
Teacher Geli was rather surprised that the post went viral but said that perhaps netizens also felt what she must have felt when she saw these two and heard their conversation.
With the help of other netizens who had an idea where she could find this dad and his daughter, Teacher Geli went to Kadiwa Hypermarket to find them. She discovered that the family lives at the back of the store, and this dad’s name is Tatay Crisanto.
Photo credit: Geli Fernandez Lagrimas / Facebook
Tatay Crisanto had five children whom he supported by selling candies and other goods. Meanwhile, his kids help him earn money by selling rags. Despite their difficult situation, the family lives a happy life – and this made a lot of netizens happy. Teacher Geli said that she admired this family; though she also took pity of their situation.
“Mayroon po silang simpleng buhay kung saan kuntento naman silang namumuhay ng masaya. Minsan, Mas okay pa talaga yung mga ganitong tao kaysa sa mga taong may pera nga pero punong puno naman ng kalungkutan at sama ng loob,” Teacher Geli wrote.
Because she felt like crying as she talked with the family, the teacher was not able to gather a lot of information. However, she promised to extend help to the family and to assist netizens who might want to send donations for Tatay Crisanto as a number of people have already sent her a message asking how they can help.
Thanks to this teacher, this family could enjoy some comfort in the coming days…