A young girl who was heading for school went viral after a teacher overheard the loving conversation she had with her vendor dad. The teacher quickly deduced that this helpful young girl spends a lot of time with her dad, helping him sell his goods, as it was obvious that they had a close bond.
The young girl had wanted her dad to just let her go to school on her own so he could spend more time selling so that they can have ‘a lot of money’. This dad was not taking chances that someone might find his daughter walking or riding the jeep alone to school in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
He didn’t mind that he can’t immediately sell as long as his daughter is safe. He simply reminded her to study hard; he was simply there to support her all the way.
The conversation she overheard touched Teacher Geli Fernandez Lagrimas’ heart that she couldn’t help but snap a photo of the two before sharing their loving conversation on social media.
“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.
She explained that she is really happy to see moments like this one. She thanked her father who also made sacrifices for her and the family.
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.
Days after she posted the picture, it received over 103k reactions and more than 31k shares on Facebook. It obviously touched so many hearts.
A lot of netizens also offered to help the family; thus, Teacher Geli tried to find them so she could extend the netizens’ donations to them.
She found the family living at the back of Kadiwa Hypermarket.
Tatay Crisanto has five kids. He sells candies and other goods to support his family, but he makes sure to also find time to take care of his children so they will be safe. The kids love their dad so much and also find ways to help out by also selling rags after school.
“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,” the teacher later wrote in a follow up post after finding the family.
“Godbless kay kuya Crisanto. Asahan niyo po lahat ng tulong namen. Haysss ang sarap talaga sa pakiramdam ng nakakatulong. Nakapagbigay ka ng ngiti sa tao. Grabe guys hehe, 1st time lang nangyare to saken pero yung pakiramdaman ko ngayon sobrang saya. Totoo nga na money can’t buy happiness. Lord thankyou ako yung nagsilbing daan to help crisanto. Hayaan niyo po. (Tingin sa taas).”