In the Philippines, we often see hopeless children in the streets. Because of extreme poverty, their families could not send them to school.
This is why these children are left with no choice but to provide for themselves. They are either left to beg on the streets – or work to help their families survive.
This adorable boy in the photo belong to the children we often see in the streets. The only difference is that this photo of him went viral.
Fortunately, this reached Sharon Cuneta, one of the most sought after celebrities in the Philippines today. On her instagram account, Sharon posted the photo and captioned it by saying: “@fannytfserrano TF, nasaan ang batang ito?!!! Gusto ko bilhin lahat ng tinda niya araw-araw tapos iba magtitinda dahil mag-aaral na siya!!! Waaahhh!!!”
The queen mother, Karla Estrada commented on Cuneta’s post saying, “Ako din ate!!! Alternate tayo ng araw ng bili te hahahah”
Cuneta hopes that her post goes viral and somehow could reach the people who knows the boy in the photo. The photo touched her heart, prompting her to to express her interest to help the boy study in the future. She also added that she is willing to buy the vegetables that is being sold by the boy every single day.
As of this article’s writing time, the identity and location of the boy is still unknown. But we hope and pray that this will help Ms. Sharon Cuneta find the little boy and be an instrument in changing his life!