|Photo via Rico Manallo|
Renowned Bicolano photographer Rico de Mesa Manallo, who snapped a photo of Mang Kile, noted that Mang Kile allows customers to take the ice drops from his styrofoam box after they have paid.
This is despite being unable to tell if they take more than what they paid for.
Manallo shared that as if he had not worked enough during the day, Mang Kile runs the extra mile and sells balut every night.
Many netizens were immediately moved by the old man’s determination.
As of the time of this posting, the photo that Manallo posted has gained some 2,560 likes and 131 shares.
“MABUHAY KA LOLO!” the photographer remarked.
“maraming taong kaya pa namn mag trabaho pero nanglilimos . eh baket itong matandang bulag kinaya pa mag tinda kahit sa ganyang kalagayan dapat nasa bahay na lng sya nag papa hinga .. i salute you lolo .. “ a commenter posted.
“Nice..lolo saludo kmi lo,” another wrote.
“That's faith, hope, and trust keep it up,” still another commented.
“God bless po sa u...hnd hadlang ang pagiging bulag mo para mabuhay ka....ang galing mo po....dapat kang tularan...”
“Lolo ang cpag nyo,d p kau ngpadaig s kapansanan nyo ,mabuhay p kau kahanga2 po ang katulad nyo.”
Mang Kile, the netizens said, serves as an inspiration for Bicolanos, proving that his condition and age does not hinder him from persevering in life.