This Grade 6 student asked for a goat instead of a gadget as a gift for his graduation day.
Nowadays, children spend more time on gadgets and don’t pay attention to other things as long as their attention was on screen. The modern technology seems raptured every single one of us and what we didn’t notice is we are robbed of other important things.
As early as 3 years old, parents let their children use gadgets both for learning and entertainment purposes. We couldn’t deny the fact that these technological advancements make our lives easier but we couldn’t also deny the negative effects it could affect us.
Recently, a proud brother named Alvin Gaoiran Robiniol shared how he was surprised when his younger brother, Alwytz Robiniol Gaoiran, asked for a goat instead of a gadget or other gift for his graduation.
“Tinanong kita kung anong gusto mong regalo. Akala ko cellphone, tablet, o kahit ano mang klase ng luho ang isasagot mo. Natuwa ako nang sinabi mong gusto mo ng kambing para may alagaan ka. So heto na yun. Tinotoo ko yung promise ko. Alagaan mo yan, paramihin mo. Buntis yan. Simula pa lang yan ng pagpaparami natin ng mga alaga. Baka sana ang ibibigay ko, kaso di pa kaya ng budget.”
“Who knows, after ilang taon, may sarili na tayong farm, db? Basta magsipag ka lang, kakayanin natin ‘to. Congratulations ulit, Alwytz. Yes, I practice favoritism, at alam mong ikaw ang paborito kong kapatid. Love you, our future engineer. How I wish nandiyan ako ngayon. #ProudKuya”
Alwytz loves to take care of animals. His father is a farmer in Buyon village, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte but they could not afford to buy farm animals. His mother, on the other hand, works as a domestic helper in Kuwait and her salary is barely enough to make ends meet for the whole family.
To grant his wish, Alvin gave hi, a pregnant goat for him to have more goats to take care of. Congratulations Alwytz!