Remember the viral photos of a father who happily watched his children eat at Jolibee while he went hungry? Well, his story is about to be featured in the latest episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) and he will be portrayed by none other than Piolo Pascual!
This upcoming episode will be a Father’s Day Special and also marks the return of Kapamilya actor Piolo Pascual to ABS-CBN’s long-running drama anthology series MMK after 6 years.
Piolo will portray the life of the father named Ryan Arebuabo, who became a viral sensation after a netizen snapped a photo of him looking fondly at his children as they ate Jollibee. The photo showed the father choosing to endure hunger just so his own children could eat.
The photo first appeared on Facebook when it was first uploaded by netizen Jhunnel Sarajan. Sarajan captioned his post with the following statement:
“I can’t contain my emotion when I saw them in Jollibee. Walang kinakain si kuya, mapakain lang ang kanyang mga anak. This is a photograph of a father’s love. A depiction of genuine selflessness.”
According to ABS-CBN News, Sarajan discovered that Mr. Arebuabo was a stroke victim who lives in a four-square-meter shanty made of rusty iron sheets and used plywood.
Due to Mr. Arebuabo’s stroke, he was unable to work for four months after being released from the hospital. Half of his body was unable to function correctly and he had a difficult time speaking. Netizens were heartbroken upon seeing the touching scene of the loving father’s selfless sacrifice.
Watch the trailer for the new MMK episode here!
Do you remember the viral photos of Mr. Arebuabo? What did you feel when you first saw this photo? Are you excited for Piolo Pascual ’s return to MMK? Tell us what you think in the comments section! Be sure to like TNP on Facebook!
SOURCE: ABS-CBN, Instagram