She walks in a difficult manner, with her body painfully bent but this old lady continues to sell puto to earn money for her family. But netizens were angry that her family still lets her do this, especially in her condition.
Although not identified, the old lady was photographed by Charles Kenneth Gamalo Capricho who greatly admired her for her tenacity despite her difficult situation.
“NGAYON MO sabihing hirap na hirap kana sa sitwasyon mo. NGAYON MO sabihing pinagkaitan ka ng magandang buhay?” Charles wrote on Facebook, sharing the old lady’s photos and reminding us all to be content with our lives.
Always, there is someone who is experiencing a more difficult situation than what we are facing; thus, we should not complain about our life, no matter how hard we think it might be.
Just look at this old lady. Despite her bent back and slow movement, she continues to sell puto. She is carrying those heavy food baskets filled with goods she needs to sell yet she is not complaining about the hardships she had to endure.
“Tignan nyo si nanay, kahit hirap na hirap sa pagbitbit ng mga paninda nyang puto para kumita ng pera hindi nagrereklamo, kahit pa sa pusturang pasan nya ang daigdig sa kanyang likod. Gawin mo syang inspirasyon para hindi sumuko sa lahat ng pagsubok na pinagdaraanan mo,” Charles reminded.
“Nakakadurog ng puso ang mga ganitong sitwasyon para sa isang matanda na pilit kumakayod ng marangal para sa pamilya. Pilit lumalaban sa hirap ng buhay. Pilit inaahon ang sarili sa lahat ng hamon ng buhay.”
Sadly, this old lady is not the only elderly person still in the streets to earn money for their families. Many have also gone viral in the past, with netizens slamming their families for still allowing them to go out and face the dangers of the busy streets in their frail bodies.
A lot of netizens think that these old people want to feel useful and not be a burden to their families but many believe that if only their children had jobs, too, these old ones will no longer have to go out and earn money.