They might live in the streets and don’t have much, but a mother and her child proved that happiness is a choice after a netizen snapped their photo and shared it on social media.
“Proof that happiness is a choice. 🙂” Ameniel Del Mundo shared on his Facebook account.
In the photo, a mother could be seen playing with her son at their makeshift home on the sidewalk last April 9. Despite the dire situation they were in, it amazed Del Mundo that this mother and her child were able to find a way to feel happy.
Stuck in traffic and grumbling about the situation and feeling rather stressed out over some issues at work while driving through on Airport Road under the NAIA Expressway in Parañaque, the touching scene warmed Del Mundo’s heart.
It changed his outlook and made him realize that happiness was a choice – because these two were even able to find happiness in this seemingly hopeless, bitter situation.
“I was stressed by some issues in my business when I saw the child playing with his mom and the mother grabbed the child and played with him as well. The two were playing happily at the island while I was grumbling about my situation inside the car,” Del Mundo told the Inquirer.
He snapped and photo, sharing this on Facebook where it went viral. He later updated the photo to explain the situation after a number of netizens commented why he didn’t ask for their names.
“This mother and her son were found playing in the middle of heavy traffic at the tramo-airport road on Tuesday. Amidst poverty and without any material things, the mother and her son remains to be happy and content and could be seen playing around. This game is a popular way within the filipino families to entertain their kids.
For those who wanted to help, we are still looking for them since yesterday, as we cant find the family. Will update as soon as we find them. 🙂”
While Del Mundo still hasn’t found the family, he hopes he’ll be able to do it soon because many netizens were inspired by their story and offered to help.