“Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” – Dr. Jose Rizal
Some years ago, Jay Kummer “Dodoy” Teberio went viral for wearing lively, flamboyant costumes while selling mineral water in the streets of his hometown to help his mother earn money. Through selling mineral water, Dodoy was able to also send himself to school and eventually become a teacher.
But even now that he’s a teacher, he never forgot where he came from and the job that helped him get to where he is now. So, while he spends his weekdays teaching at a high school institution in Consolacion town, he always makes it a point to spend his weekends and holidays with his mom, selling mineral water in the streets!
Teberio had gone viral as the lively mineral water seller – and he continues to warm hearts after sharing that he still does this even now that he’s successful and already has a regular job.
Photo credit: Cebu Daily News / Facebook
Cebu Daily News shared his inspiring story on its Facebook page.
“No matter how far I have reached or have become, I will never stop helping my Mom sell bottled water because this is where it all started. This helped me finish my studies. This played a huge part in making me who I am today.
My heart is always in teaching. I’m now teaching in a high school institution in Consolacion town. I think that it is my mission to inspire other people especially the young ones.
I am still here selling bottled water when I do not have class or during holidays. Sometimes, I’m invited to do hosting gigs or give motivational talks to the youth in different places. I would talk about life and share to them how I strived so hard to reach my dreams.
I want to continue to inspire the youth that poverty is not a hindrance to success. It may be a cliché but if you have a dream or a goal, you should work hard for it.
There will always be tough times but keep in mind that nothing so essentially great comes very easy.”
What an inspiration! Kudos to you, Sir Dodoy, for keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground!
Source: Cebu Daily News / Facebook