An old man from Bacacay, Albay is being admired by a lot of netizens because of his determination and hardwork, despite his disability and old age.
76-year-old Aquiles Besin, sells balut and ice drops in his neighborhood. What is special about this is the fact that he is blind.
In the report of Jose Carretero from ABS-CBN, Lolo Aquiles’ only companion during his rounds is his cane.
Lolo Aquiles is quite popular in the area, as kids would get excited and wait for him to come by. His products are delicious even though they are cheap.
According to Lolo Aquiles, his job is not that hard to do since he is already familiar with the area. He said he knows the neighborhood to well, so he is really not that worried.
Not only that Lolo Aquiles has a great sense of direction, his customers are also amazed by the fact that he can still give the right amount of change, even with his disability.
Lolo Aquiles lost his sight when he was just a baby. Because of that, he was not able to go to school.
Furthermore, he does not have a family anymore. A family took him in and he is very grateful for them.
Aside from ice drops, Lolo Aquiles also sells balut and handmade bayongs.
Despite life’s trials, his faith in God remains strong and he believes that with hard work and determination, he can do whatever he wants.
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