I really admire people who will find ways to earn a living, just to be productive. But, it is kinda bittersweet to see old people with disability who still work, because they do not want to be a burden to their families.
Just like in this scenario, where an old street vendor catches the attention of netizens.
A netizen named Rahma Ameer Iskak, shared photos of an old street vendor with a disability he saw on the street.
On his caption, he said “Mabuti pa si Tatay, kahit hirap na hirap na siya sa kalagayan niya, kahit na may sakit siya, nagagawa pa rin niyang maghanap-buhay ng marangal.“
(Look at Tatay, even though he is obviously having a hard time, even though he is sick, he is still able to make a noble living)
In the photos, you can see Tatay still working hard, even though you can tell he must be having a hard time.
To others, this is admirable. To some, this is heartbreaking because old people like Tatay should not be out on the streets. Old people like him, especially with a disability, should be at home being taken care of.
Unfortunately, Rahma did not give out any further information about the old man. Not even the place where he found him.
Many netizens thought it would have been better if more information was provided, so that a lot of people might be able to help the old man.
But of course, netizens still admire Tatay for being a hard worker and for doing his best to make a decent living.