The responsibility of taking care of children is not only put on the mother’s shoulder but the father’s as well. Being a parent will require a man to sacrifice for the needs of his family. Good parents will know how to make the best out of the worst for their kids.
Let’s look at the story of a father with his small son while selling a balloon. This story went viral on social media because of a Facebook user named Jandale Gacasa Forrester, who is very sympathetic to the plight of the father and son.
According to Jandale, he took a picture of it to get attention from the internet so the poor family can get some support. This man is from Cavite, his job is selling balloons and he has three children to support. He had to carry one of them on the back of his bicycle while working one the streets as there was no other way.
The day Jandale saw him with his little son who seemed tired of selling so he and his father took a break first. So he approached him and decided to interview him. According to the father, he had no sales so far and the son was so sleepy as he had to wake up early in the morning. The father and son decided to take a rest first, that is when the photo was taken.
For Jandale, this is a total sacrifice of a father for his family because instead of staying at home with his son, he just brought it with him for the reason that there is probably no one to take care of him. The heartbroken story touched the deepest part of the young man’s heart that he decided to share it on his Facebook to give them help. However, Jandale never expected that the story would go viral in no time with thousands of comments and shares from many people.
While many people pray to God to protect the father and son, many others share that they found the story related and understand how many struggles their parents went through to raise them. In addition to that, the story also gives us a positive look at our own lives and to appreciate everything we have.
Despite a hard time, there are still people who really help a lot for the good of their fellow man. May this sharing by Jandale be inspiring.