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Grade 3 boy takes care of his disabled brother while in class

Photos of a third grade boy taking care of his disabled brother while he was in class have gone viral on social media.

Initially posted by a netizen named Cortes Santiago Phoebe, the boy can be seen carrying his brother while sitting in class. This earned him praises from netizens, with most of them expressing their admiration for the loving brother.

According to an article posted by Definitely Filipino, the boy’s name is Alexis. The lad is the only caregiver of his four-year-old sibling, AJ, who has special needs. The thing is, AJ is disabled. He could neither walk or sit down on his own. This meant he needed his big brother, Alexis, to help him move around.

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As they were left by their parents at a very young age, Alexis was forced to step up and be responsible for his younger brother.

Instead of giving up his studies, however, Alexis found a way for him to attend his classes and take care of his brother at the same time. The young boy decided that he would bring AJ to school every day so that he won’t have to miss his classes.

Alexis’s story inspired so many netizens that it was eventually featured in the official Facebook page of “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.”

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The post read:

“Araw-araw pumapasok sa eskuwela ang Grade 3 student na si Alexis karga-karga ang 4 na taong gulang niyang kapatid na si AJ. Si Alexis na ang tumatayong magulang sa kanyang kapatid na hirap magsalita at hindi nakalalakad. Sa ngayon, nakatira ang dalawa sa paaralan. Tunghayan ang kuwento ng isang dakilang kuya!”

The page then added account details where netizens can extend their financial help to Alexis and his brother:

“Para sa mga nais tumulong sa magkapatid, maaaring magdeposito sa:

BRANCH: Tacloban


Here are some comments from netizens:

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Source: | Definitely Filipino
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