Just recently, Ryan Arebuabo went viral on social media as a selfless father who was watching as his kids were eating their meals in Jollibee. A concerned citizen took the photo of him with his daughters and the post gained online traction fast. In an interview, Arebuabo said he was already happy seeing his daughters eating, he did not need anything else after that.
The photo reached thousands of netizens who extended their sympathies and help to Arebuabo. And just recently, on a feature segment of Rated K, it was announced that ABS-CBN’s Lingkod Kapamilya will shoulder his physical therapy.
Arebuabo has been half-paralyzed four years ago due to a stroke, which is also the reason why his spouse left him with his two daughters.
Aside from this, the Jollibee branch where they ate to celebrate daughter’s graduation from Kindergarten, treated them with free meal. Kind-hearted individuals also showed their support for Arebuabo and his family through pledges of help.
Arebuabo’s dream for his daughters is for them to finish their studies despite poverty. He is earning around P100-P200 a day though a small sari-sari store.
“Gusto ko lang makapagtapos sila sa pag-aaral. Kahit hirap akong magbasa, tinuturuan ko pa rin sila,” he said.