It is sad to think that there are children who at their young age are already experiencing difficulties in life. It is undeniable that the poverty in the lives of these two siblings. The photo shows that while the young girl who is at least eight years old is hugging her younger sibling, she is also holding a Sampaguita.
Perhaps they were resting so they fell asleep on the side of the road first. Very tired of selling Sampaguita and carrying her younger sibling. The two children were also very wet because the heavy rain had just fallen.
This picture has touched and moved the hearts of various netizens. There are many questions as to why their parents seem to have neglected them; why do they have to end such a situation at a young age that should be happy playing with other children. The situation of these two siblings is far different from that of other children. Is it because of poverty or are the parents to blame for it?
The Facebook post of netizen Nahara Pagayawan who shared the photo has already reached 24k reactions, 9.5k comments, and 74k shares. Many of them also commented on Idol Raffy Tulfo’s program and ventured to help these two toddlers.
Many netizens, on the other hand, wish that people with goodwill help their siblings. They also hope that it will reach a government agency such as the DSWD that takes care of children in need of help and guidance.
Here are some comments and reactions of netizens:
“This is so heart breaking for me as a mother yung hindi naman nila kasalanan na nabuhay sila sa mundo pero they need it for a living”
“Kung malapit lang sa akin yan kukunin ko at alagaan ko”
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