VIRAL: Chinese mom and daughter bidding an emotional farewell to Filipina domestic helper

VIRAL: Chinese mom and daughter bidding an emotional farewell to Filipina domestic helper

  • Tear-jerking clip of Chinese family saying farewell to their Filipina domestic helper went viral online
  • The heartbreaking video had touched netizens hearts, with them going emotional as well
  • ‘Family bond’ can clearly be seen from the viral video of the Chinese employer and her kid to their helper

In a sea of heartbreaking videos of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) saying goodbye to their families at an airport’s departure are, a video clip is making the rounds on social media but this time depicting an employer and her family saying their farewell to a domestic helper who had to return to her hometown.

The video, shared by a Chinese Facebook page Kuching Talk, showed a nanny, many believed to be a Filipina, bidding her employer and a young girl goodbye tearfully, which made netizens going emotional as well.

The young girl held the domestic helper closely and was sobbing hard, refusing to let her go. The nanny can be seen crying too and was talking to the girl softly. The child’s mother kept on comforting the little girl, even as she was crying herself.

The tear-jerking clip certainly touched the hearts of Internet users around the world, with views reaching over 1 million and receiving 14,000 reactions on Facebook since its posting.

“When you treat someone from the heart, you will receive a treat from his or her heart, (as well),” commented one Facebook user.

Netizen Lee Ling Phang wrote, “Very close bond with the maid. Good to know the employer treats their maid like family member when some mistreat theirs,” referring to reports that most domestic helpers abroad experience abuse at the hands of their employers.

Jenna Harris, a Filipina who is currently working in Hong Kong, shared what she does to avoid hurting her employer’s children. “That’s why every time I go home for a vacation, I rather choose to leave my employers house early in the morning when the kids are still sleeping so they can’t see me leaving.”

Another Chinese netizen, Karen Ho, also observed that perhaps the “Kakak” or “yaya” is very good, commenting: “Kakak must have treated the little girl very well, otherwise she would not have miss her that much.”

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‘Ukelele boy’ serenades people in order to go to school, goes viral on social media

‘Ukelele boy’ serenades people in order to go to school, goes viral on social media

  • A young boy plays ukulele in order to send himself to school and help his parents out
  • Video of a skillful 11-year-old busking with a ukelele at Mactan Airport goes viral
  • The boy spends his weekends traveling to Mactan Island in order to earn money

A video of a young boy from Cebu went the rounds on social media after showing off his skills in playing the ukelele, performing covers of hit songs “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and “Buwan” by Juan Karlos Labajo.

The boy, now identified as Jonlie “Tongli” Cabradilla, 11, plays his ukelele to customers outside a restaurant near the Mactan Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City.

Netizens were charmed and their hearts were stung when they learned that Cabradilla serenades the public in order to obtain money to go to school and help provide for his family.

He lives in Barangay Lawaaan 2, Talisay City but journeys to Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island every weekend with his mother and father to busk for money.

Posted by Batang Coolboys S Cabradilla on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Cabradilla is the second of six siblings and has told Cebu Daily News Digital that his parents have no permanent jobs which led him to find other avenues where he could help them out.

After learning that he could earn money by busking in populated areas on Mactan Island, Jonlie’s family decided to make it a weekend activity.

Jonlie learned to play the ukelele at the age of four when his father introduced the instrument to him. He would sometimes busk together with his cousins and are usually found outside a mall in Lapu-Lapu City in the morning of Saturdays and Sundays, but one fateful encounter with TJ Clemente gave the young musician the spotlight online due to his viral Facebook post.

It was there that Clemente recounted how he met the boy when they were on their way to a restaurant near Mactan Airport. Jonlie approached them as soon as they stepped-out of the taxi and started playing out of the blue.

Saludo ako sa’yo! Sana one day ma-discover siya para makapag aral siya at para mas makapag provide sa family niya,” wrote Clemente.

Galing ng batang to! He’s from Cebu. Makikita niyo siya outside Rico’s lechon. Sabi niya sakin tumutugtog siya para…

Posted by Tj Clemente on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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