Children these days prefer to play with their gadgets than mind their lessons, but this child from Davao City is different. He does his lessons under the street light as he is determined to be somebody in the future.
The bright light coming from the streetlight at Penyano Street, Calinan ignites the dream of a poor child who wants to be a fireman.
Almost a week has passed but the post about the boy in Davao City that has gone viral continues to inspire netizens.
ABS-CBN News have identified the child as Luxury Lumabong, a second grade pupil who appreciates the streetlight which aids him in doing his lessons.
The pupil of Calinan Central Elementary School is the fourth child in his family, and his laborer father reportedly tries his best for his family. Their mother Nelly wants her children to finish their studies.
The inspiring story of the child would not be known to the world if not for a good fellow who was left impressed by the child’s determination.
Brian Parantar uploaded the photo with a long caption including his admiration and wishes for the child.
To translate, he posted he was touched by what the Grade 2 child said and admires him for his determination to study well. Before leaving, Parantar said he declared blessings for the child; believing that the Lord has a big plan for the child.
This post, he added, should be an inspiration to other children.
Meanwhile, netizens have nothing but admiration over the child’s persistence.
One FB user commented, “Sana mapansin ito sa Davao govt at matulungan sa kanyang mga pangarap.” [Hopefully, the Davao government will notice this and will help the child toward his dreams.]
Another said, “God bless you little boy I know someday you will reach your dreams never stop learning they are right God has big plan for you.”
“Goodluck bata sa totoo lang napaiyak ako kasi naalalako nong ako nag aral ang ko at ang gnawa mo bata sana gayahin dn ng mga anak ko at sa ibang bata alam nyo ang pag,aaral mayaman ka o mhirap kht san ka mapunta wlang mkaagaw sau.sa ntapos mung grado goodluck olit,” said another.
[Good luck to the child. Honestly, I cried because I remembered when I was still studying. I hope that my children will do the same as this child is doing and other children as well. You know, it does not matter if you are rich or poor – knowledge is something that can never be stolen from you. I hope that this child will finish his studies. Good luck again.]
As of posting, the photos have already accumulated more than 36,000 likes and more than 28,000shares.