Last updated on May 17, 2020
“She’s really a special, beautiful woman. My grandpa would be so happy. This was his dream.”
Ito ang paglalarawan ng Canadian jazz crooner na si Michael Bublé kay Minette, isang Filipina nurse na naging caregiver ng kanyang lolo sa loob ng walong taon. Hindi umano siya pabor na dalhin ang kanyang lolo sa Home for the Aged. “I hired Minette to come and live with him and by the end, she was his best friend.” Prior to that, she worked as a community health worker and renting an apartment.
“Minette is this really compassionate, kind, emphatic human being with a great sense of humor, a great zest for life, who never did anything for herself.” Itinuring na rin umano nilang kapamilya si Minette. Kaya naman hindi na nagulat si Michael ng hilingin ng kanyang lolo Demetrio na ibigay ang bahay nito kay Minette. Alam din umano nila na halos lahat ng kinikita ni Minette ay pinapadala sa kanyang pamilya sa Pilipinas.
Bago ang sorpresa, pinarenovate ni Michael ang 50-year old house ng kanyang lolo sa Vancouver, Canada. Gusto rin niyang maging super-special ang kanyang gagawin para sa Pinay kung kaya he asked the help of HGTV Canada “Celebrity IOU” hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott. Swak ang konsepto ng show dahil ipinapakita dito kung paano magpakita ng kanilang gratitude ang mga celebrities sa mga taong naging significant sa kanilang mga buhay.
Upang mas maging mas makatotohanan, he tricked Minette at sinabing gumagawa sila ng documentary about his lolo. And when Michael finally revealed his surprise, Minette broke into tears dahil sa kanyang pagkabigla at pasasalamat.
“My grandfather, his greatest wish was not just that I kept this house in the family, but it was that this would be your home ‘cause he loved you so much…this is all for you.”
To this, Minette replied- “Grandpa, thank you so much. It is so much, really, really so much. I have no words right now. It’s beautiful, beautiful.”
Source: ABS-CBN News
During her new house tour, Minette recounted the moments she shared with Michael’s grandfather. “Grandpa and I would hold hands and he would sing.” Ang ‘When I Fall in Love’ umano ang kanilang huling inawit before he passed away. Napanaginipan rin niya ito na nakangiti sa kanya at magkaholding hands sila. “I think he’s just saying that he’s okay.”
The Legacy of Love
Michael shared at the end of the show that it was also his tribute to his grandfather. “The legacy of family and kindness and goodness continues, and I think that’s what my grandpa was about. That will be his legacy and I love that she gets to be part of continuing of that emotion going forward.”
Source: Manila Times