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    Construction worker dad goes viral as he goes barefoot to his daughter’s graduation

    Parents only want the best for their children. But when they are too poor and can’t afford to give their children luxuries in life, many parents choose to do their best to send them to school. This is under the belief that education is the key to success.
    Construction worker dad goes viral as he goes barefoot to his daughter’s graduation

    Indeed, a lot of poor have later found success in life and became rich or lived comfortable lives after completing a college education.

    On this premise, a construction worker in La Fortuna, Oriental Mindoro went viral for sending his daughter to school despite their extreme poverty.

    A photo of this father and his daughter went viral because both were barefoot despite the picture being taken during the child’s Graduation Day.

    Construction worker dad goes viral as he goes barefoot to his daughter’s graduation
    Photo credit: Hanep TV / Facebook

    The picture speaks volumes about this family’s poverty, especially considering that most people would dress their best on special occasions like this one. Many netizens felt sad that being barefoot and wearing just a pair of shorts was the best outfit this dad could wear for his daughter’s special day.

    Many did note his Superman shirt and he would be the subject of memes as kind internet artists recreated his photos to transform him into a Pinoy Superman for his daughter.

    “Eto po yung tatay na naka yapak habang sinasamahan nya anak nyang kinder papuntang stage dahil graduation ng bata… Kahit construction worker lang si tatay handa syang mag sakripisyo at mapagtapos sa pag-aaral ang mga anak nya, hindi hadlang ang kahirapan upang makamit ang pangarap…” Facebook page Hanep TV wrote, sharing the photo on the page.

    “Taga La Fortuna Oriental Mindoro po ang mag-amang ito, saludo kami sa’yo tatay and congrats baby!”

    The post quickly went viral, with many netizens expressing admiration that this dad valued education so much and knew that even if he could not give his daughter a life of luxury, he could help give her a better future by sending her to school.

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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