“Recycle Kid” inspires thousands; touches hearts of many & left netizens in tears with his story

A video of a student collecting plastic cups from garbage mounds to be sold in junk shops has won the hearts of netizens is doing the rounds online.

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Recycle Kid

In a Facebook post shared more than 12,000 times as of Monday evening, the Page “Trending kay Berto” uploaded the video to highlight the plight of the self-supporting high school student who have to go through such hardship to stay in school.

The video sender wrote a very moving introduction to set the tone of the video and wrote:

Habang ang mga mag-aaral ay nagkakainan, nagsasayahan, nagkukulitan, at nag uuwian. Itong kamag-aral namin ay namumulot ng mga plastic cups sa sulok, likod at basurahan ng paaralan upang ma-ibenta para may ipang baon sa pang-araw-araw sa paaralan. (While many students are munching snacks, having a good time, teasing or heading straight home, here’s a student who is collecting plastic cups in every nooks and crannies of the school and in the school garbage mounds that he could sell in the junk shop in exchange for loose coins to support his studies.

The video sender, which netizens believed is a teacher in the same school, expresses joy knowing there are still kids that goes through the hardships of life and yet they still managed to smile in the face of adversity.

Nakakatuwang isipin na may mga bata pa’rin pa lang katulad n’ya. Sinisikap n’yang tiisin ang masangsang na amoy at maruming tubig na nanggagaling sa plastic cups. Sa bawat plastic cups na nakukuha nya, nakikita namin ang hirap at pagod pero napapawi yun ng kanyang mga ngiti sa tuwing siya ay nakakakuha ng nais n’ya at napag-isip isip namin na ang hirap pala ng buhay. (I am glad knowing that there are kids like him until now who have no qualms dealing with the stench emanating from the plastic cups. In every plastic cup he collects, we see his struggles, but every time he finds something that he likes, his lips evoke a smile of satisfaction. So it reminds us all, how hard life can be.

The video sender wishes to remind students to value education because many are not lucky as them.

So Bilang mag-aaral nais naming ipaalam sa inyo na maswerte kayo dahil kayo ay nag-aaral sa magandang paaralan, pribado man o pampubliko. Kaya yung mga nakakapag-aral d’yan na laging lumiliban sa klase at hindi nag-aaral ng mabuti ay wag n’yong sayangin ang mga paghihirap ng mga magulang n’yo. Dugo, luha, at pawis ang binubuhos ng mga magulang n’yo para lang may maipang-kain kayo araw-araw at makapag-aral kayo. Sana maging inspirasyon at tularan n’yo ang mag-aaral na ‘to. Saludo kami para sa’yo! sana maging maganda ang kinabukasan mo.(Dear students: We wish to remind you that you are very fortunate because you are enrolled in a good school, be it in private or public school. So those who have the privileged to be in school, but often skips school and not studying hard, please don’t put to waste the sacrifices of your parents. Your parents shed blood, sweat and tears so that you will have food on the table every day and money to send you to school. Hopefully, this will inspire you to follow the example set by this student. We salute this kid! Hope you will have a bright future ahead!

Netizens React

Leonard Blanco wrote:

Grabe, subrang kaiyak kwento mo boss…( Wow! your story makes me cry boss…)

Maribel Queding wrote:

Napa luha ako.simpleng kwento pero may laman….(I am in tears. Simple story yet meaningful.)

Mingke Diwata commented:

Wow….hehehe..ang daming tubig tumagas kahit nasa loob ng bus habang binabasa ko..(Wow! Hahaha. I cried a river while reading inside the bus..

The video has been viewed more than 540,000 times since it was uploaded two days ago.

Habang ang mga mag-aaral ay nagkakainan, nagsasayahan, nagkukulitan, at nag uuwian. Itong kamag-aral namin ay namumulot ng mga plastic cups sa sulok, likod at basurahan ng paaralan upang ma-ibenta para may ipang baon sa pang-araw-araw sa paaralan. Nakakatuwang isipin na may mga bata pa'rin pa lang katulad n'ya. Sinisikap n'yang tiisin ang masangsang na amoy at maruming tubig na nanggagaling sa plastic cups. Sa bawat plastic cups na nakukuha nya, nakikita namin ang hirap at pagod pero napapawi yun ng kanyang mga ngiti sa tuwing siya ay nakakakuha ng nais n'ya at napag-isip isip namin na ang hirap pala ng buhay. So Bilang mag-aaral nais naming ipaalam sa inyo na maswerte kayo dahil kayo ay nag-aaral sa magandang paaralan, pribado man o pampubliko. Kaya yung mga nakakapag-aral d'yan na laging lumiliban sa klase at hindi nag-aaral ng mabuti ay wag n'yong sayangin ang mga paghihirap ng mga magulang n'yo. Dugo, luha, at pawis ang binubuhos ng mga magulang n'yo para lang may maipang-kain kayo araw-araw at makapag-aral kayo. Sana maging inspirasyon at tularan n'yo ang mag-aaral na 'to. Saludo kami para sa'yo! sana maging maganda ang kinabukasan mo.(c) 10-F Silang

Posted by Trending kay BERTO on Saturday, February 27, 2016


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