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

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

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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.

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‘Wowowin’ runs out of its banked episodes; Willie Revillame feels like not coming back to the show

‘Wowowin’ runs out of its banked episodes; Willie Revillame feels like not coming back to the show

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  • ‘Wowowin’ host Willie Revillame is currently on vacation to collect himself after the unfortunate incident at the show’s taping
  • 1 killed, 1 hurt in ‘Wowowin’ studio taping accident on January 22
  • Studio audience member dies in accident on ‘Wowowin’ game show set

Willie Revillame’s TV game variety show, ‘Wowowin,’ is reported that they only have a week left before they’ll run out of stock episodes.

READ: Willie Revillame becomes more pious after ‘Wowowin’ incident

According to Cristy Fermin, Willie Revillame chose to stay in his vacation home in Mindoro to collect himself after the tragic incident where a female audience member died, and another got injured during a studio taping last January 22.

Meanwhile, a staff of ‘Wowowin’ told the veteran columnist, “Nu’ng mangyari ang aksidente sa show, pinatapos muna ng staff niya ang second taping bago nila sinabi kay Willie ang nangyari. Kung malalaman niya kasi agad ‘yun, e, siguradong stop taping na sila. Si Willie pa?

“Hindi na siya papayag na ituloy ang trabaho nila, siguradong aalis siya para puntahan ang mga naaksidenteng fans niya, walang makapipigil sa kanya.

“Nu’ng malaman ni Willie ang nangyari, bagsak ang balikat niya, kitang-kita mo ‘yung concern sa kanya, du’n na siya sumugod sa ospital kung saan nandu’n ang mga naaksidente niyang tagasuporta.”

This is not the first time Willie Revillame had an incident on his game shows. Back in 2006, his show on ABS-CBN’s ‘Wowowee’ had a stampede on its first year anniversary at the Ultra in Pasig city. It is not surprising for the T.V. show host to feel guilt and sadness.

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