This netizen shared the plight of an old tricycle driver and 11-month-old baby that went viral on social media.
Because of social media, many unfortunate people found help after their plight was posted and went viral. Though we can’t deny the negative aspects, many are still grateful and inspired seeing such moments of helping people.
Recently, the story of an old tricycle driver and his 11-month-old baby went viral on social media that really breaks the heart of everyone.
One concerned netizen named Mar Errol Buhat Diaconte from Pontevedra, Capiz shared the plight of an old man carrying a baby while waiting for a tricycle. Their unfortunate condition broke his heart and hoping that the two could find help, he decided to take photos and shared them on Facebook.
The said post went viral and many netizens quick to offer help. Other concerned citizens tagged TV programs in hopes that the two could be featured and reach the right person who could help them. Sure enough, Mar was approached by a team from ABS-CBN’s Rated K program days after the post went viral.
The 49-year-old tricycle driver was identified as Vicente Botante, a single dad to 11-month-old Baby Rayve.
With his interview with Rated K, Tatay Vicente said that the mother of his child is Rose, a pseudonym, who left them weeks after she gave birth. The old tricycle driver narrated that he and Rose became text mate back when he was working in Manila as a construction worker.
Judging at his age, Tatay Vicente was ready to settle down with her so he left his job in Manila and went home to Pontevedra where he became a tricycle driver. Later, Rose move in with him and they soon had a baby.
But weeks after he gave birth to their child, Rose left. Little did Tatay Vicente know, Rose was actually married and had kids. She left both of them to reconcile with her husband, knowing the her husband couldn’t accept the baby.
The staff of the program brought the father and son to the social services office. Rated K was able to find Rose and though she agreed to be interviewed, she didn’t want to show her face. She admitted her fault but she had no plans on getting the baby.
Thankfully, the social workers promised Tatay Vicente help by giving him a livelihood. Aside from giving him a solo parent ID and Philhealth card, the social services office will also help provide a home for Tatay Vicente and Baby Rayve so they can have a safer life together.
Despite everything, Tatay Vicente remained hopeful and is still thankful of Baby Rayve, his biggest blessing.
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