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Old man collects rice to avoid hunger, brings crowd to tears

On an episode of GMA Network’s variety show ‘Wowowin’ aired on April 25, an old man revealed that he collects grains of rice everyday just to be able to eat.

The man was invited to the stage as a member of the studio audience. He revealed that he is living with loneliness and that his wife died of leukemia and has no children.

In addition, he also said that he picks up grains of rice from the market just to feed himself which really made the crowd emotional. His usual routine would be picking up grains of rice when the stores in the market are about to close.

One guy from the crowd named Hendricks, who according to him is a call center agent, got so emotional that he started shedding tears.

“Yung sitwasyon niya nagpupulot ng bigas, tapos tayo marami tayong reklamo, maraming hinahanap, nakikita natin kung gaano tayo ka-blessed. Dapat magpasalamat tayo kung anong sitwasyon natin na binigay ng Diyos at mag tiwala tayo sa kanya,” he said in an emotional tone. He then thanked Willie for providing people, including him, happiness through the show. They hugged it out and Hendricks was given the usual presents.

The old man said that it is an honor for him to be at the show and claims to watch the show and is big fan of it. He was then given the usual presents along with the other contestants.

The video of this has over 1.3 million views on YouTube. Netizens showed their sympathy towards the old man and hopes that programs would help out the old man in his struggles in life.



Watch ‘Wowowin,’ weekdays on GMA Network before ’24 Oras.’ Hosted by Mr. Willie Revillame with co-host Sugar Mercado.

Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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