Manny Pacquiao Warms Hearts with Inspirational Post

Not just a boxing champ but also one of the senators in the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao is considered to be one of the country’s richest and most influential people. But decades before he enjoyed many luxuries in life, he and his siblings didn’t even have anything to eat!

Recently, Pacquiao shared an inspirational post about the hard life he experienced, and how he used this as motivation to keep going and fight harder for his family.

Photo credit: Manny Pacquiao / Instagram

Being born into poverty is not a choice. My siblings and I grew up with nothing. No food, no shelter, not knowing if we could survive another day without food. That did not stop me though,” the boxing champ wrote.

I always believed and still believe today that with hard work, determination, and perseverance you can defeat whatever obstacle is in front of you. I didn’t have time to be lazy. My family’s life was on the line. I could not just stand by and do nothing. I had to fight!

Despite the hardships he and his family faced, especially after their father left them and their mother had to sacrifice a lot to make ends meet, Pacquiao did not quit.

He entered the boxing world to earn some money for his family, but it was something that would soon make him famous. As boxing icon who defeated or fought many of the top names in the boxing world, Pacquaio made a name for himself as a fearless boxer.

With fame came money – yet Pacquiao remains humble and prayerful despite the riches he now enjoys.

Photo credit: Manny Pacquiao / Instagram

Showing that he does not even hate his dad despite the old man leaving his family, Pacquiao also built him a house and gave him money. But he lavished his mother with everything she could ever dream of, bringing her to many trips outside the country, buying her luxury vehicles, building her mansions, and honoring her as the woman who sacrificed a lot to raise her kids even without her husband!

A lot of netizens responded to the post, thanking Pacquaio for the reminder and calling him an inspiration for everyone experiencing difficulties in life! What a hero…

Source: Instagram / Manny Pacquiao