Death is inevitable, no matter how true it is, being left by a loved one is not easy. Coping with pain, sleepless nights, missing moments, and even financial challenges occur. Just like this grandfather who is a Balut vendor that had his grandchild’s coffin rode on his pedicab on the way to the cemetery.
Princess Jhe An, a netizen posted pics of the Balut vendor and his story. The post went viral and left teary eyes to the readers. Lolo Berto is an 83-year-old Balut vendor who is from Leyte, all he wishes is to go back to his province before he dies.
“Nasa leyte mga kapatid ko, gusto ko na sana umuwi na lang doon kasi napakahirap dito. May 12 taon na akong di nakakauwi hindi ko na nga alam kung meron pa ako babalikan. Sana bago ako mawalan ng hininga makita ko na hindi pala ako mag isa.”
The day before his grandchild’s funeral, 3 out of school youth robbed him off with 150 pesos. Due to this, he lacks money and unable to ride his grandchild to a more decent vehicle. Princess was so touched by his story and decided to give him money.
“Tay tara na po bigyan ko na lang po kayo nang pangkuha nyo ng balot bukas at pang remit nyo ngayun. Uwi n po kayo mag alas dose na po wala ng tao sa daan. inabutan ko sya ng 600 na tag iisang daan. binalik nya sa akin ang 200 sabi nya pwede naman daw may return. At bago kami mghiwalay sabi nya “anak salamat ha, babayaran kita pangako”. ngumiti lang ako. kinabukasan mas maaga ako umuwi, dumaan pala sya sa bahay namin at nagbilin sa mga anak ko. Nag-abot ng 100 hulog daw nya sa utang nya.”
Lolo Berto was so polite to bring back the money to Princess in his own way; he truly deserved to be saluted by netizens. Do you think he will be home to Leyte and get reunited with his siblings?