The inspiring story of one of the contestants of the game show program, Wowowin, hosted by Willie Revillame went viral on social media recently. It touched the emotions of the audience and made them cry as he relates how hard he perseveres just to survive.
Can’t Live Without It
If asked what kind of food does a Filipino cannot live without, a Filipino will generally say rice. Yes, rice is a staple food that is commonly available on the table of a typical Filipino as we usually eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner with rice.
The presence of rice on the table is one of the trademarks of the Filipinos. We often hear an expression, I won’t be satisfied unless I eat rice. Yes, we may have alternative staple food like bread yet the most usual choice for Filipinos is still rice.
Every Single Grain Means His Life
Now, as we are all enjoying our abundant supply of rice on our table, and sometimes waste it by having a lot of leftovers, there are people in the country whose life depends on every single grain of rice.
One of them is Tatay Lito, from San Carlos, Binangonan Rizal, one of the contestants of the game show, Wowowin. According to him, his wife died due to leukemia, and he was left alone with no kids. In order to survive, he patiently gleans every single grain of rice that fell off or left behind in the market to have some for himself. He added, “tinutulungan ko nalang po ang aking sarili para lumakas ang loob”. Those people in the audience who went with him in the studio ratified his story as to how he survives every day.
He Made The Audience Cry
His story flooded the studio with tears and empathy. One of the audience cannot hold his emotion, and he cries as he says, “Siya nagpupulot ng bigas, tas tayo marami tayong reklamo, marami tayong hinahanap – dahil sa kanila nakikita natin kung gaanu tayo kabless”
As his story went viral on social media, it becomes an inspiration, a wake-up call, and it moves the netizens to extend their hands for Tatay Lito.
Let’s read on their heart-warming comments below.
Mj Sacapaño Sana maging aral to sa mga taong hindi makuntento sa kung anong meron sila. Nagsasayang ng pagkain! Kung ano-anong luho ang gusto ! Samantalang si kuya ultimo butil ng bigas iniipon nya makasaing lang. Nakakalungkot kasi maraming tao ang hindi maka appreciate sa blessing ng Panginoon sa kanila. Mga kapatid sa Pananampalataya,magpasalamat po tayo sa Diyos at tayo’y kumakain ng 3 beses o higit pa sa isang araw. Sa mga sobra sobra naman po ang biyaya baka naman po😊😊😊salamat🙏🙏🙏. Pls. Appreciate the blessings we had and learned how to share it😊😊 God bless po😊.sharing is caring😊😊
DelaCruz Sorahayda Taga saan sya paano maiabot ang kunting tolong ko ,
Delma Ignacio Pano makarating ang tulong namin sa kanya po,,diko alam ang papunta don,,from makati po ako,,salamat sa pagsagot,god bless,,
Arthus Sayson Caracas Jr. Create nlng ng group na pwd makatulong sakanila…. Then pagsamasamahin naten…para mtulungan..i suggest na wag puro goods…. Mas mgnda…ang ibigay naten..hanap buhay…kht simpleng mapagkukunan ng pang araw araw na gastusin…
Snatos Bulzzebob Sa mga nawalan n ng pag asa sa buhay. Tingnan nyo ito. Yung my mga suicidal thoughts. Sila nga nadadala pa. Kayo pa ba?
Faith Tapos tayo hindi natin inuubos ang ating pagkain at tinatapon lang 😢😢😢
Angelvin Raj Nakakaiyak nman na alala ko ang kahirapan nmin ..mmayron pang MA’s lalo pa sa amin mahirap pero proud ako sayo tatay marangal nman yon ginawa mo god bless you always . .
Tagasan si kuya ? Magpapadala po ako ng kunting tulong sa kanya. Salamat po sa matinong sasagot.