When netizen Angel Jane Lopez saw a young lad sleeping inside a public utility jeepney, still wearing his school uniform while also holding some snack items which were obviously for sale, she took pity on him but also admired his perseverance in going to school despite needing to sell these food for money.
Lopez took snapshots of the sleeping lad and shared these on social media; as expected, the post quickly went viral – with many social media users praising the boy for trying his best to earn extra money for his family and school needs but still not quitting school like others would have done.
This unnamed boy was too tired to care that he would be caught sleeping in the jeep and that his goods were on the floor and could be taken without his knowledge by some crooks. He’s possibly spending a lot of time selling the food items while also doing his best to study for school.
According to Lopez, the boy’s uniform even appeared to be wrinkled, possibly because he did not have time to iron them as he still had to sell the snack items.
Lopez and many netizens who commented on the post shared on Facebook page Trending News Portal hope that this young man, whoever he is, will serve as an example to the other youth of today to persevere in their studies, no matter what their circumstances might be – good or bad.