Some photos shared on social media are just so heartwarming, they instantly become viral.
A jeepney driver from Manila, Philippines recently achieved online fame as his photo circulated heavily on the web. The image shows him driving his vehicle but what captured the attention of netizens is how he proudly displayed the photos of his college graduate kids on his coin holder. Obviously, he puts them there as his inspiration to work harder.
According to a post by RachFeed, the viral photo was shared by Justin Giovanni Ilagan Linatoc who said that he actually took the snapshot about 3 years ago. More recently, he decided to share it again and that’s when it started to get popular.
The Facebook post has gained a lot of positive comments from people who praised the jeepney driver for working so hard and sent his children – composed of three girls – to finish their college education. Some also pointed out that the man should already retire and simply “enjoy his life,” especially now that his daughters are already successful.
Although the man remained unnamed in Justin’s post, one thing for sure is that he has served as an inspiration for many. His simple gesture of displaying college photos of his kids remind people not only of the importance of obtaining formal education but of the love that parents naturally possess for their kids.
We do hope that like other viral sensations out there, this driver would get some help from concerned organizations or even the government. He deserves not only the applause and praise of random netizens but also some sort of reward and recognition for being an exemplary father.
Kudos to all hardworking parents out there who are doing their best – whatever their job may be – to provide for their children’s needs.