Two weeks ago, homes in Sampaloc, Manila were turned into ash, leaving countless of families homeless after a devastating fire broke out. Among the victims was a humble corn vendor.
The unforgiving fire didn’t leave much behind for the poor elderly. His source of income — the corn stand and a few utensils — were the only ones left.
So, to help him gain a few customers, one social media user turned to Twitter to promote his business.
“Baka gusto nyo mag meryenda. Bili naman kayo kay tatay ng mais.Parang tulong nyo na din sa kanya kasi isa sya sa mga nasunugan sa sampaloc and wala syang na save na gamit except kung ano yung meron sya ngayon na nakikita nyo sa pic na to.”
Furthermore, the concerned citizen, who turns out to be a student from Centro Escolar University, asked her fellow Twitter users to bring their spare and old clothes for “tatay” and his neighbors who also lost everything.
Day in and day out, the corn vendor is always present on his usual spot from Mondays through Fridays.
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As expected, the Twitterverse delivered. Not only did the corn vendor’s business started booming, he also managed to sell all of his corn to the kindhearted fellows in Mendiola.
“Hellloooo umuwi na po si tatay kasi naubos na po kagad yung tinda nyang mais! Thank you po sa inyooo!”
Admittedly, big fast foods chains like are a go-to merienda spots for most of us in the Metro. But we also should not forget these small-time food vendors on the streets! Let us all continue supporting these hard-working peeps!
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Read the Twitter thread below!