Recently on Facebook, a concerned netizen named Benj Samson made an appeal to the people to buy from the cheerful “Lolo vendor,” who sells bread in a footbridge locatedin front of SM North Edsa.
He wrote on the post:
“If u see Lolo on the footbridge of Sm North Edsa, buy from him please, even if u don’t need to. Hardworking and good people like him deserve much more.”
The concerned netizen was really impressed with the elderly vendor, that’s why he took some photos of the cheerful “Lolo vendor” while he’s holding a stainless tray full of bread.
He also urged the people who happened to pass by the said footbridge to buy from the cheerful vendor even if they don’t really need the food, just to support him.
The photos show the old man standing on his usual spot at the footbridge and flashing a wide smile on his face.
His post immediately went viral gathering over 40k reactions, 52k shares and tons of comments from the netizens who admired the old man for still working hard to support the needs of his family.
Check out some of their comments below:
“God bless you always Tatay! You reminded me of my late grandfather.”
“Wait for me to come home, Lolo. Bibilhin ko lahat ng ‘yan.”
“Lagi bumibili wife ko kay Tatay kapag dumadaan ng footbridge papuntang SM North. Nakatayo siya for hours habang dala niya yung tray ng mga tinapay. Before lumpia tinda niya.”
“Kaso yung mga tao, mas pipiliing bumili ng snacks sa loob ng SM North. Sad but true.”
“Very hardworking lolo siya, lagi namin siyang nakikita and may time na nasa kabilang footbridge siya. Hope you can buy from him kapag nadadaanan, kahit hindi ninyo kakainin, pwede ninyo i–share din sa iba ang nabili ninyo from him.”
Many netizens also tagged Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho and Raffy Tulfo in Action in the comments section of the post, in hopes that his story would reach to these charity-giving television programs.