The photo of a couple selling empanada with their sickly child in tow became viral on social media recently. At first glance, the only thing you’ll notice is the container of the merchandise which is placed over the wheelchair of the boy. If you take a look again, you will see that a little boy is resting underneath the merchandise.
The post got noticed by GMA Public Affairs, thus, it was featured on the show, Stand for Truth on the network’s Youtube channel. The boy has Cerebral Palsy. According to the mother of the boy, they always bring their son with them because no one will be able to take care of him.
Babylyn, the boy’s mother, narrated that they have just transferred to their new house. The last three houses they’ve lived were all hit by fire. They were only able to save the wheelchair which they now use in selling their merchandise and at the same time, it’s where their son rests while he goes with them. The poor mother also said that sometimes, they have to endure hunger so that they will be able to earn. The sick boy only gets to drink milk when they get home. They make him drink milk before leaving the house in the morning and will only be able to drink again when they get back.
Life is not easy for this family but the parents of the boy try to keep going despite the hardships that they encounter daily. It’s not easy to sell on the streets; enduring the heat of the sun or the rain. All they have in mind is to be able to at least be able to feed their only son. The love of the couple for their son is admirable. Add this to the fact that they instead of doing something illegal to live a better life, they opt to earn the hard way.