A musician dad who bartered his musical instruments for food found help in kind netizens who sent the family money so that he wouldn’t have to part with all of his beloved instruments so his family can have something to eat.
As a musician, Tatay Milbert Casuga Pajarillo loved his instruments as his most prized possessions. But amid the COVID-19 crisis wherein he was unable to earn enough money for the family, Tatay Milbert had to part with his precious things so his family can have food.
Though he had collected his musical instruments over the years, Tatay Milbert began selling off his guitar and ukulele. His daughter, Trexy Orlino Pajarillo, knew just how much her dad loved those things.
Thus, she promised that when she finishes her education and finds a job, she will buy back the stuff that her dad had sold off during the crisis.
As her dad offered his piano for 1 sack of rice, he played it for one last time. Trexy knew the pain that her dad felt as he played the instrument for the last time; thus, she took a video as he played the instrument.
But people stopped the family from selling Tatay Milbert’s remaining instruments. Many promised to help out, instead.
“Palabas ng hinanakit dito ah.. Eto si papa. Musically inclined simula ng pagkabata niya. Pero dahil sa covid, unti unti nang nauubos mga instruments namin kasi wala naman na kaming mapagkuhaanan ng pera. Nasasaktan akong panoorin siya na tugtugin yung keyboard namin for the last time kasi kukunin na ng costumer. 💔
Pinabarter lang ni papa ng isang sakong bigas. Para may makain lang kami. Sampung taon rin nagsilbi samin tong keyboard na to, wala na rin gitara ni papa at mukhang mabebenta na rin gitara ko at ukulele kasi naghahanap ng paraan si papa na mabilan ako ng cellphone para sa online class matapos mascam sa shopee yung pera kong papatubuin ko sana para may ibili ako ng cellphone. 🙁
Mahal na mahal kita papa at kapag nakapagtapos ako, magtatrabaho ako hanggang sa mabili ko lahat ng instrumentong gusto mo itugtog.
Milbert Casuga Pajarillo
Soon, the family did not just receive enough money to buy 1 sack of rice but so much more than they expected! They were able to receive at least Php20,000 from kindhearted netizens!
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