At night, most of us sleep in comfy beds and if we're lucky, in an airconditioned room. However, not all of us are that fortunate to experience comfort. Some sleep on hard ground, on pavements and in an alfresco of a popular food chain.
Netizen Jerrico Punzalan Ocampo posted on his Facebook account about his encounter with a Father who is with his son not having a home to go home to.
According to Jerrico's post, it was his first time to be in a dorm in Cubao, Quezon City. Since it was his first night and he wasn't able to sleep, he strolled around the vicinity to find a signal for him to be able to surf on the internet. Upon strolling, he saw a man together with his child sleeping in a stroller in an alfresco of a popular fast food restaurant. He thought that they're just waiting for someone since Cubao is known for bus terminals going to provinces.
He thought that he won't be seeing them again, however he was surprised when he saw the man and the child again. He said that as a Sunday school teacher he is very close to children and by the time when he saw them again, he felt that there was something wrong. What he did is he ordered some food but he told the crew not to tell the man who gave bought them the food.
Then on the third day, when Jerrico saw them again, he did not hesitate on approaching the man. He bought some food then he personally gave the food to the man. That's the time when he knew that the man's name was Daniel and his son's name is Charles. Kuya Daniel according to Jerrico's post, he was a former barbecue vendor and his business is doing great especially in Cubao where people are fond of eating street foods. Even though he was able to save enough money for them to get by, things did not go well in their family. His wife got into gambling and it was so bad at the point that all of the money that Kuya Daniel saved was nabbed by his wife and used it to gamble.
When he went to his family to ask for help, instead of receiving assistance, he was rejected by his own mother because before he chose to be with his wife. He had no choice but to sleep on the streets.
"Sobra akong moved sa story nila. i dont have much pero since then sabay sabay kming nagdidinner,and minsan kasi di ko maatim na ok ako busog pero ung bata is gutom, even sa pagtulog ko si baby charles pa rin nasa isip ko kung paano sya nakakatulog sa maliit na stroller sobrang nakaka biyak ng puso," Jerrico said on his post.
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To help Kuya Daniel and his baby Charles, they planned a fund raising activity to help them and to celebrate baby Charles' birthday who is turning 2 on September 25.
Read Jerrico's post below:
Jerrico selflessly hopes that people would be able to help them and grant their wish for Kuya Daniel and baby Charles.
In the comments, Netizen Zacha Gail commented how sweet baby Charles is.
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