Walang magulang na nais mapasama ang kanilang mga anak. Kaakibat nating lagi ang pagmamahal, pagkalinga at pagpapa-alala ng ating mga magulang.
Nito lamang nakaraan ay naging trending sa social media ang post ng isang nitizen na si John Casino ng siya mismo ang makasaksi sa isang makabag damdaming pangyayari. Nakita ni John ang mag amang nakaupo sa isang sikat na Burger Stand sa Cogon Market, Cagayan de Oro habang pilit na tinutulungan ang anak sa pagsagot ng kanyang Math Assignment.
Pagkwento ni John hinihintay niya ang kanyang order sa nasabing burger stand habang naririnig ang paguusap ng mag-ama. Ganoon na lamang ang pagpilit ng ama na sagutin ang assignment ng kanyang anak kahit na makikitang hindi ito gaanong naiintindihan ng kanyang ama. Umuulan noon kung kaya’t akala lamang ni John ay nagpapatila sila ng ulan roon.
“Hala, hindi ko anak alam paano ito. Wala akong maintindihan”, narining ni John na sabi ng Ama ng bata. Habang naroon si John ay napabaling sa kanya ang mata ng Ama at nilapit na lamang ang assignment ng kanyang anak. “Pare, baka alam mo kung paano ito?” wika ng Ama ng bata. Walang pag aalinlangan naman silang tinulungan ni John kahit na gabi na at kailangan na niyang umuwi.
Matapos sagutan ang assignment ay nakita pa rin ni John na hindi pa umuuwi ang mag-Ama at patuloy padin ang pag-review sa mga sagot sa naturang assignment. Sa kabila nito, ang pagmamahal ng isang Ama ang siyang nakapag paantig hindi lamang kay John kundi sa mga Nitizens na nakabasa ng kwnetong ito.
Tayong lahat ay hindi nabigyan ng prebilihiyo para sa lahat ng bagay dahil sa iba’t ibang estado natin sa ating buhay. Ngunit sa kabila ng kahirapang nararansan ng iba sa atin, pagpupursigi at determinasyon po ang ating dapat na pairalin. Narito ang post ni John Casino.
LOOK, as a father attempts to help his son finish his long Math assignment before they go home.
Feb. 27, 2022 at around 8:00PM, a father attempts to help his son finish his Maths assignment at a famous local burger stand along Cogon Market, Cagayan de Oro City safe from the then occuring rain.
I was listening to their conversation while waiting for my order, I’m not sure they even ordered anything at all; I thought maybe they were only there for the light the place offered.
Initially when I arrived, there were three of them; the other one was eating all the while trying to coach and explain the Maths problem to the father and son duo. I realized he was only a local customer who lent his help when he hurriedly walked away as rain started to pour.
Left by the other person, “Nah, di naman ko kabalo ani nak. Di ko kasabot. / Hala, hindi ko ana alam paano ito, anak. Wala akong maintindihan.” I overheard the father shamelessly admitting to the crowd around them. While (I) gazing upon them the father looked my way and said, “brad, basin kabalo ka ani. / Pare, baka naman alam mo kung paano ito?” Without second thoughts I immediately offered my help and tried explaining the problem, discounting the fact that it was closing time and I had to be home.
Indeed, it was a Maths assignment and the problem we were currently in was “Greater than; less than” in fractions. I carefully explained how things work but then I realized it was a long shot when the father said, “kaning ‘O’ bai aha mani ibutang” / “itong ‘O’ saan ito ilalagay?”, when in fact it was the OR in tagalog (greater than, less than “o”, equal to), he thought there were four symbols. He then said to me, “Grade 3 raman gud ko taman, so mahulog nga classmate mi sa akong anak” / “Hanggang grade 3 lang kasi ang natapos ko, kaya kung tutuusin, magkaklase kami ng anak ko”, I jokingly replied to him “hapit naka ma apsan boss” / “malapit ka nang malamangan boss”, he laughed thereafter.
I told them that if they didn’t mind I would instead finish the problem so they would be done quicker, the father agreed and so I did answered the questions using the unsharpened pencil they had. He said his thanks and I told him
Before I went home, despite the assignment completed; they stayed. I assume the father was still going to have the answers reviewed. I took a photo before I left, because then I realized that not everyone’s got the same privilege that some of us do. But despite some shortcomings, a father’s love will never fail you. #busog”